COVID-19 STAFF BULLETIN - April 27, 2020
“It is clear evidence that our sustained efforts to follow public health measures are working here in B.C.... We are getting close to that time where we can start to open up.... We will have a made-in-B.C. province-wide plan and it is built on the groundwork that we have done together, and the commitment that all of us have made and all of our collective efforts.”
- Dr. Bonnie Henry, April 27th briefing
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||50||1,998 (1,190 fully recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
Over the weekend, there were two additional outbreaks at LTC sites in the FH region. Currently, there are 21 LTC or assisted care facility outbreaks.
Superior Poultry now has 25 positive cases, with 34 people from United Poultry who have tested positive.
No new cases since Saturday at Mission Institution.
The investigation into COVID-19 cases from Kearl Lake continues. There are now 11 people who have tested positive, but there are several hundred people in BC associated with Kearl Lake and public health has had some challenges in tracking down contact information for everyone involved.
There were three more deaths, bringing the total to 103.
1190 people in B.C. have now fully recovered from COVID-19.
Dr. Bonnie Henry says there is clear evidence our sustained efforts to follow public health measures are working.
As we move into flood season and the upcoming wildfire season, public health planning will be looking at these areas very closely.
Applications opened today for the federal government’s COVID-19 wage subsidy program. Nearly 10,000 businesses have applied.
Quebec and Ontario announced plans for lifting restrictions in their provinces. Quebec’s staggered plan includes reopening some schools and daycares starting May 11. Ontario hasn’t given any specific dates but announced details of how reopening would only come after a consistent decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases.
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