Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix are scheduled to give their latest update about the coronavirus pandemic in British Columbia on Thursday, April 2 at 3 p.m. PT.
Earlier Thursday, the provincial government announced it would increase the monthly amount that people on income and disability assistance receive by $300, to help them during the COVID-19 crisis. The supplement will also go to low-income seniors.
Across Canada, the of number of reported cases of COVID-19 passed 11,000 and the number of cases globally crossed a milestone at one million, according to a database maintained by Johns Hopkins University.
As of Wednesday, 1,066 people in B.C. have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and 25 people have died. More than 142 people are in hospital due to the virus, with 67 patients in intensive care.
More than half of all confirmed patients in B.C. — 606 in total — have fully recovered.
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