COVID-19 Staff Bulletin: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
“Today marks World Health Day and National Caregiver Day...Whether you’re a doctor or a nurse, someone who keeps our hospital clean or a home care worker, thank you for taking such good care of us...I hope Canadians honk a little louder when your shift ends today.” - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Daily Briefing
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||25||1,291 (805 recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
No new LTC outbreaks today.
Overall, 214 people in 21 LTC homes have tested positive for COVID-19
Two major PPE shipments arrived in BC this week and are currently being evaluated, tested and validated for use.
900 new spaces have been secured for BC’s vulnerable population to self-isolate and reduce the spread of COVID-19, including a 60 room hotel in the DTES. To read the full news release, click here.
Stanley Park will be car-free beginning Wednesday, to reduce congestion and allow for physical distancing for cyclists, joggers and pedestrians.
The federal government says more than 5,000 Canadian companies have stepped up to fight COVID-19, including a local company making the country’s first N95 respirators. Read the story here.
Here’s PM Trudeau’s full briefing for April 7th.
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