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COVID-19 — What You Need to Know: May 8

May 8th 2020

Status Update as of May 8, 2020: 4:00 PM PST:
  • 29 new positive cases since May 7
  • 2,315 total positive cases in B.C.
  • 73 people are currently in hospital, 20 are in ICU
  • 1 new death for a total of 127
  • 1,579 have fully recovered 

Recent Government Announcements:

Province of B.C
City of Vancouver
  • The City of Vancouver is planning to re-open tennis courts, with restrictions, over the coming weekend
  • Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart is planning on a "go-slow" approach in regard to the reopening of facilities in Vancouver
    • The Mayor plans to poll Vancouver residents for their thoughts and opinions on the reopening of Vancouver

Insights West continues to offer British Columbians informative data on business during the COVID-19 pandemic and more. Above is the recent results from their poll on British Columbians' opinions on the recently announced B.C. Restart Plan.

Coast Communications and COVID-19

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