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Click here to view today’s statistical information from the BCCDC. By clicking the link, it’ll download a file directly from the BCCDC to your device. The information presented represents the current COVID situation in B.C. Below is the key message from today’s report.
Key messages Total confirmed cases (deaths) in BC = 1,370 (50) Total facility outbreaks (current) = 24 (20) The number of reported cases has decreased since March 30; the true number of cases is likely greater than that reported. The rate of reported illness in BC is lower than in many other provinces and countries. This may be affected by the March 16 testing guidelines. The number of cases in critical care has been stable since April 1; this may be a better indicator of current risk in BC. The most commonly reported sign/symptoms in BC cases are cough, fever, chills, headache, weakness, and myalgia. More severe outcomes were reported in cases >50 years, who were male, or who reported a chronic condition.
Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 1370
New cases since April 8, 2020: 34
Hospitalized cases: 132
Intensive care: 68
COVID-19 related deaths: 50
Long-term care and assisted-living homes currently affected: 20
Confirmed cases by region:
Vancouver Coastal Health: 626
Fraser Health: 508
Island Health: 82
Interior Health: 130
Northern Health: 24
New provincial advice and measures:
NEW: Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, has issued the following order:
“Using orders under the Public Health and Emergency Programs Acts, the government has implemented a process to support workers to work at a single facility. This includes development of a new labour agreement that ensures all workers – at health authority, non-profit and private facilities – receive an equitable wage and work-hours scheduling stability so they can work at a single site without resident service disruption.”