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 noon on Saturday, April 18, 2020.

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of noon on Saturday, April 18, 2020.

Cases:

  • Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 1,647
  • New cases since April 17, 2020: 29
  • Hospitalized cases: 115
  • Intensive care: 54
  • COVID-19 related deaths: 81
  • Recovered: 987
  • Long-term care and assisted-living homes currently affected: 20
  • Acute-care unit outbreaks: 1

Confirmed cases by region:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 686
  • Fraser Health: 680
  • Island Health: 97
  • Interior Health: 150
  • Northern Health: 34

New provincial advice and measures:

New federal measures:

Media availability schedule:

Upcoming scheduled media availability with Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer:
Monday, April 20 – 3 p.m., Victoria

Resources:

Testing:

  • 60,668 individuals have been tested as of April 17, 2020.
  • If symptoms appear, check your symptoms online: https://covid19.thrive.health
    • If needed, call your health-care provider or 811 for further guidance.