COVID-19 MEDICAL STAFF BULLETIN - APRIL 6, 2020
“We must be steadfast in our commitment to holding the line right now” - Dr. Bonnie Henry at today’s update
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||9||2,558 (2,153 recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
- Of the total cases in B.C, 210 are linked to outbreaks in long-term care homes. Three of those outbreaks have been declared over, meaning no new cases over two successive incubation periods.
- There is a third outbreak in a federal correctional facility.
- Read the latest provincial statement here.
- Applications for the Canada emergency response benefit (CERB) opened today. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said there will be adjustments to the program to include those who don’t qualify, such as students and people working reduced hours. Watch his daily update here.
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