COVID-19 Update April 17, 2020

COVID-19 Update April 17, 2020:

📊 There are 43 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in BC. There are a total of 1,618 cases in BC. There are 661 cases in the Fraser Health region.

966 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and no longer require isolation.

👦 The WE Well-being program was recently launched as part of the new WE Schools @home program. Accessible for grades K-12 in both English and French, the program is aimed at youth who are experiencing anxiety and social isolation. It places a special emphasis on WE Well-being online learning, including social-emotional learning and resiliency.

Strata corporations are now able to hold virtual meetings.

📉 The Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provided a modelling update on how the pandemic has progressed in BC. The modelling shows the province’s epidemic curve to be well below earlier projections which were based on how the pandemic spread in China’s Hubei province and Italy. The presentation also showed that so far, BC has been able to #FlattentheCurve. For the full presentation, you can go to this link: https://news.gov.bc.ca/…/COVID19_Update_Modelling-BROADCAST…

Dr. Henry’s presentation today confirmed the incredible difference that your efforts have and are making. We have been able to avoid those worst-case scenarios thanks to your commitment.

However, as was said today, we are in the eye of the storm in a Category 5 hurricane. The risk is still very high and there are many unknowns, but we are making significant progress. We cannot afford to undo all of our efforts so far.

Stay well. Stay safe. Stay home.

CTV News: No new COVID-19 Deaths in BC

For more information on Provincial government supports, please visit this link: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support