COVID-19 Update April 8, 2020

COVID-19 Update April 8, 2020:

📊 There are 45 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia. This brings the total number of cases in BC to 1,336. There are 487 cases in the Fraser Health region.

58 doctors and 947 registered nurses, licensed nurse practitioners, care aids and other health care workers have returned to the profession to support our health care system during this pandemic. Thank you to these workers for stepping up in such an incredibly difficult moment.

🔴 Sadly, 5 more people have passed away due to COVID-19 in BC. This brings the total number of deaths to 48. I extend my condolences to all the families during this extraordinarily difficult time.

🏞🛑 All provincial parks in B.C. are closing effective immediately in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) is establishing an Emergency Relief Support Fund for children and youth with special needs and their families.

Effective immediately all international travelers arriving in BC – without exception, including those coming from the US – are required to present a 14-day isolation plan upon arrival. The BC government has accommodation and delivery assistance for things like groceries or prescriptions to help British Columbians execute their isolation plans safely.

This holiday weekend, as Minister Dix mentioned, we must find togetherness without physically coming together. I know this is difficult, but your efforts are making a difference and now is not the time to let up.

Stay safe. Stay well. Stay home.

CBC News: BC records 5 more deaths from COVID-19, bringing total to 48.

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