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COVID-19 — What You Need to Know: April 22

April 22nd 2020

Status Update as of April 22, 4:30 PM PST:
  • 71 new positive cases in the last 24 hours in B.C.
  • 1,795 total positive cases in B.C.
  • 103 people are currently in hospital, 46 are in ICU
  • 3 new deaths
  • 1,074 have fully recovered
  • Canada's COVID-19 death toll has passed 2000

Recent Government Announcements:


  • Prime Minister Trudeau announced $9 billion of support towards post-secondary students
    • Post-secondary students who did not qualify for CERB will receive $1,250 a month; post-secondary students with a disability or who are caring for someone with a disability will receive $1,750 a month. Students will receive payments from May 2020 through August 2020 
Province of B.C.
BC Business Resources
Shown above: While B.C. saw an increase in positive tests over the last 24 hours, the number of patients in hospital and ICU continues to decrease
Key Resources 
Coast CommunicationsKirke Consulting and CyberSC joined forces to create a special edition of the COVID-19 Updates, featuring issues related to cyber attacks, privacy breaches and crisis communications during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Head to our COVID-19 Updates Page in case you missed it!

Coast Communications and COVID-19
We have been supporting clients to plan for and manage internal and external communications since before the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in B.C. If you need issues or crisis support related to the COVID-19 pandemic or other issues, call us at 604.767.0207. For more information visit