B.C. COVID-19 response update

Press Release

April 27, 2020

VICTORIA – The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 3 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2020.


  • Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 1,998
  • New cases since April 25, 2020: 50
  • Hospitalized cases: 97
  • Intensive care: 36
  • COVID-19 related deaths: 103
  • Recovered: 1,190
  • Long-term care and assisted-living homes currently affected: 20
  • Acute-care unit outbreaks: 3

Confirmed cases by region:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 795
  • Fraser Health: 879
  • Island Health: 117
  • Interior Health: 164
  • Northern Health: 43

New provincial advice and measures:

  • The Province is doubling this year’s funding for Family Caregivers of British Columbia to $1 million, helping support both caregivers and seniors:
  • Virtual opportunities for LGBTQ2S+ students to connect:

New federal measures:

  • New crisis texting service for children and youth of military families across Canada:
  • Government of Canada launches applications for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy:

Media availability schedule:

Upcoming scheduled media availability with Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer:
Tuesday, April 28 – 3 p.m, Victoria
Wednesday, April 29 – 3 p.m, Victoria


  • For provincial support and COVID-19 information, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/covid
  • For seniors looking for additional support at this time, call 211 or visit: http://www.bc211.ca/
  • For information for Indigenous peoples in B.C., visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/indigenous-people/covid19
  • If you or a family member need additional medical advice, call 811.


  • For the latest statistics, including testing, visit the BC Centre for Disease Control’s COVID-19 dashboard:
  • If symptoms appear, check your symptoms online: https://covid19.thrive.health
    • If needed, call your health-care provider or 811 for further guidance

Learn More:

For the latest videos and livestreaming of COVID-19 media availabilities, visit:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BCProvincialGovernment/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProvinceofBC
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCGovNews

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, follow @CDCofBC on Twitter or visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/

For the provincial health officer’s orders, notices and guidance, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/phoguidance

For non-health related information, including financial, child care and education supports, travel, transportation and essential service information, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/Covid-19
Or call 1 888 COVID19 (1 888 268-4319) between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. (Pacific time), seven days a week.

For recommendations on protecting yourself and your community, including for employers and businesses, visit:

For common questions about COVID-19 and terminology, visit:

Worker and employer information:
For workers and employers who need help understanding the law and their rights, have workplace health and safety questions or who need help with claims, call:
Employment Standards Branch: 1 833 236-3700
For health and safety assistance: 1 888 621-7233 (1 888 621-SAFE)
For workers and claims: 1 888 967-5377 (1 888 WORKERS)


For non-medical information relating to COVID-19:
Visit: www.gov.bc.ca/COVID19
Email: servicebc@gov.bc.ca
Or call: 1 888 COVID-19

Joint Information Centre
COVID Provincial Co-ordination Plan
236 478-1336

Connect with the Province of B.C. at: news.gov.bc.ca/connect


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