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COVID-19: Do your part, stay apart

The province has created a phone service to provide non-medical information about COVID-19, including the latest information on travel restrictions.

Information is available in more than 110 languages, 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Pacific Standard Time at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or via text message at 604-630-0300.

Daily and Situation updates

At today's briefing, B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said it's encouraging to see the overall rate of new cases in British Columbia levelling, but that we continue to see new outbreaks in the community and with vulnerable individuals. She provided case updates for two 24-hour reporting periods, with 26 new cases to April 5, and a further 37 new cases to today, for a total of 1,266 confirmed cases in British Columbia to date. Of those, 586 have been in the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) region. There are now 140 people in hospital in the province, with 72 being treated in critical care. The vast majority of people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in isolation; 783 people are now listed as fully recovered. Dr. Henry also announced one new long-term care facility outbreak in VCH, while three outbreaks at long-term care homes in our region have been declared over.

She also said there has been a community death of a known COVID-19 case in the VCH region, and as is the process for any sudden unexpected death that takes place in community, the BC Coroners Service is investigating. We offer our condolences to the friends and family of this individual, and to everyone who has lost loved ones.

Today, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit became available at Canada.ca or at 1-800-959-2041. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also said during his briefing that more help is on the way for people who don't qualify for the benefit but are working with reduced hours, and for post-secondary students who usually rely upon summer jobs.

VCH Medical Health Officers, our provincial partners and the Public Health Agency of Canada continue to actively monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. We strongly urge anyone who has symptoms —including a fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat, or difficulty breathing — to self-isolate for 10 days. To protect yourself while out in public, wash your hands frequently and maintain social distance. Testing is available for people with respiratory symptoms who are hospitalized or likely to be hospitalized, including pregnant women in their third trimester; health-care workers; residents of long-term care facilities; or part of an investigation of a cluster or outbreak.

A self-assessment tool, developed with the BC Ministry of Health, will help determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19. Find it at covid19.thrive.health, or download a self-assessment app for their phones.

For more information and latest updates on COVID-19, follow the BC Centre for Disease Control on Twitter @CDCofBC or visit the website: http://www.bccdc.ca/

April 3, 2020 -  Daily update

April 2, 2020 -  Daily update

April 1, 2020 -  Daily update

March 31, 2020 -  Daily update

March 30, 2020 -  Daily update

March 28, 2020 -  Daily update

March 27, 2020 -  Daily update

March 26, 2020 -  Daily update

March 25, 2020 -  Daily update

March 24, 2020 -  Daily update

March 23, 2020 -  Daily update

March 21, 2020 -  Daily update

March 20, 2020 -  Daily update

March 19, 2020 -  Daily update

March 18, 2020 -  Daily update

March 17, 2020 -  Daily update

March 16, 2020 -  Daily update

March 13, 2020 -  Daily update

March 12, 2020 -  Daily update

March

March 31: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 30: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 28: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 27: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 26: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 25: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 24: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 23: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 20: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 19: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 18: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 17: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 16: Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response and latest updates

March 14: Joint statement on update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in B.C.

March 13: Joint statement on update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in B.C.

March 12: Joint statement on update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in B.C.

March 10: Joint statement on update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in B.C.

March 9: Joint statement on update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in B.C.

March 7: Update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in British Columbia

March 5: Joint statement on new COVID-19 cases in B.C.

March 4: Joint statement on one new case of COVID-19 in B.C.

March 3: Joint statement on one new case of COVID-19 in B.C.

March 2: Joint statement on COVID-19

February

Feb 29: Joint statement on one new case of COVID-19 in B.C.

Feb 25: Joint statement on COVID-19 in B.C. /  Chinese translation

Feb 24: Joint statement on one new case of novel coronavirus in B.C.

Feb 20: Joint statement on B.C.’s sixth case of novel coronavirus

Feb 19: Joint statement on first B.C. resident recovered from COVID-19 /  Chinese translation

Feb 14: Joint statement on British Columbia’s fifth case of novel coronavirus /  Chinese translation

Feb 11: Joint statement on updates for novel coronavirus, patients recovering /  Chinese translation

Feb 7: Joint statement on the first repatriation flight for returning Canadians from China

Feb 6: Joint statement on two new cases of 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C. /  Chinese translation

Feb 4: Joint statement on second case of 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C. and federal travel recommendations /  Punjabi translation

Feb. 3: Joint statement on updates on the 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C. /  Chinese translation / Punjabi translation

January statements

Jan. 31: Joint statement on updates on the 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C. /  Chinese translation

Jan. 29: PHO's statement on the first case of 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C.

Jan. 28: Joint statement on the first case of 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C.

Jan. 25: Joint statement on first Canadian case of novel coronavirus

Jan. 21: Minister of Health, provincial health officer's statement on coronavirus risk

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