B.C. COVID-19 response update

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The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2020.

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2020.

Cases:

  • Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 1,575
  • New cases since April 15, 2020: 14
  • Hospitalized cases: 120
  • Intensive care: 56
  • COVID-19 related deaths: 78
  • Recovered: 983
  • Long-term care and assisted-living homes currently affected: 26
  • Acute care unit: 1

Confirmed cases by region:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 670
  • Fraser Health: 630
  • Island Health: 94
  • Interior Health: 149
  • Northern Health: 32

New provincial advice and measures:

New federal measures:

Media availability schedule:

Upcoming scheduled media availabilities with Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer:
Friday, April 17 – 9:15 a.m. technical briefing on modelling; 11 a.m. media availability; 3 p.m. statement issued, Victoria
Saturday, April 18 – noon, Victoria

Resources:

Testing:

  • 57,997 individuals have been tested as of April 15, 2020.
  • If symptoms appear, check your symptoms online: https://covid19.thrive.health
    • If needed, call your health-care provider or 811 for further guidance.
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