The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving and the information below is current as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2020.
- 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
- Recovered: 858
- 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.”
New travel/federal measures:
Media availability schedule:
Upcoming scheduled media availabilities with Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Henry will be held:
Friday, April 10 – 3 p.m. Statement only to be issued
Saturday, April 11 – 12 p.m., Victoria (Dr. Bonnie Henry only)
- 52,412 individuals have been tested as of April 8, 2020.
- If symptoms appear, check your symptoms online: https://covid19.thrive.health
- If needed, call your health-care provider or 811 for further guidance.
For the latest videos and livestreaming of COVID-19 media availabilities:
on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BCProvincialGovernment/
on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProvinceofBC
on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCGovNews
For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/
Or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.
For the provincial health officer’s orders, notices and guidance, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/phoguidance
For non-health related information, including financial, child care and education supports, travel, transportation and essential service information, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/Covid-19
Or call 1 888 COVID19 (1 888 268-4319) between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week.
For recommendations on protecting yourself and your community, including for employers and businesses, visit:
For common questions about COVID-19 and terminology, visit:
Worker and employer information:
For workers and employers who need help understanding the law and their rights, have workplace heath and safety questions or who need help with claims:
Employment Standards Branch: 1 833 236-3700
For health and safety assistance: 1 888 621-7233 (1 888 621-SAFE)
For workers and claims: 1 888 967-5377 (1 888 WOR-KERS)