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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:

Federal

  • 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 
 
ICYMI:
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 coastcomms.ca