COVID-19 Update April 21, 2020

COVID-19 Update April 21, 2020:

📊 There are 25 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in BC. There are a total of 1,724 confirmed cases in BC. There are 715 cases in the Fraser Health region.

🔬 Anyone in BC can now receive a test for COVID-19 from their physician, nurse practitioner, or community health centre.

🔴 Sadly, one more person has passed away in BC due to COVID-19. This brings the total number of deaths in the province to 87. As Dr. Henry said, these are more than just numbers, these are people who are dear and who are missed; I extend my condolences to all of the families in this difficult time.

💵 Up to $35.6 million in provincial emergency funding has been made available to Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) so that they can continue supporting people with developmental disabilities.

The Province has also provided $125,000 to VELA Microboard Association of B.C. to enhance its Support Worker Central web platform. Microboards are small groups of family and friends (a minimum of five people) who create a non-profit society to support adults with developmental disabilities. This is an online database designed to match individuals, families and agencies with support workers in their communities.

1,041 people have fully recovered from COVID-19 in BC.

Your efforts continue to make an incredible difference in the fight against this pandemic. However, as Dr. Henry said, the storm must lessen and pass before we can lift restrictions. We must all continue to be committed to social distancing.

Be safe. Be well.

CTV News: BC health officials announce 1 more COVID-19 death, 25 new cases.

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