COVID-19 Update April 9, 2020

COVID-19 Update April 9, 2020:

📊 There are 34 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia. This brings the total number of cases to 1370. There are 487 cases in the Fraser Health region.

💵🏠 The application for the Temporary Rental Supplement is now open. Tenants fill out the first part of the application, landlords complete the application. You can apply here: https://bchousing.org/bctrs.

🟥 I am extremely saddened to report that 2 more people have passed away from COVID-19 in BC. This brings the total number of deaths in the province to 50. I extend my sincerest condolences to all the families.

✅ 1 more outbreak has ended at a long-term care facility (no new cases over a two-week period).

✅ New and expanded supports for mental health were announced today, including virtual mental health services. You can access several of those supports here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/…/mental-h…/virtual-supports-covid-19

✅ 858 people have now fully recovered in BC from COVID-19.

I know this weekend is not going to be easy. We are making great progress on protecting our communities and health care workers from the worst impacts of COVID-19. We must keep it up. For the well-being of our loved ones and our communities, I urge everyone to stay home this long weekend.

I wish you and your family a happy long weekend.

Be safe. Be well.

CTV News: 2 more deaths, 34 new cases of COVID-19 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