A total of 11 people who lived at the care home - many of whom are elderly with underlying health issues - have now died of COVID-19, making up the vast majority of B.C.'s 14 coronavirus deaths.
The temporary relief package announced Wednesday will provide eligible B.C. renters a supplement of up to $500 a month, for those whose jobs have vanished or are curtailed as a result of nationwide restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
The province is reporting 145 new cases of COVID-19 in BC today, 67 of which were confirmed after yesterday's press conference.
A total of 186 people have now recovered from their illnesses.
Right now, there are 64 people hospitalized in B.C., 26 of them are in intensive care.
"This is heroic work from people who are giving everything they have", he said.More news: Boras proposes 162-game season with World Series on Christmas
There are half a million rental homes in B.C. but the Premier could not say how many households may need assistance.
"I don't dare hope at this point", Henry said.
British Columbia is offering tenants some of the strongest protections in Canada in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by freezing rents, prohibiting evictions except in extreme circumstances, and offering subsidies to those in need. "No community is immune".
"We are doing everything we can to make sure that if (people) are sick or self-isolating, or if they have had their hours cut back or they were laid off that they would not be fearful of losing their home", Horgan said. "It will be some time before we see the change we are all working towards, but what happens today matters in that change".
"This will be a hard time, as hard as we've ever seen as a province, but we know that if we do what we're asked to do, we can take the steps we need to bend the curve to ensure that all of us have the resources to deal with this, really, unprecedented in our lifetime, public health emergency", said Dix.
Dix said that there were now 3,066 acute care beds available, making the current occupancy rate of those beds just 66 per cent. Normally they would be above regular capacity at 103.5 per cent.More news: Let's Get Clapping For Our Carers - #ClapForOurCarers
Bonnie Henry reports 66 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C., bringing the total number of positive cases to 725.
She also repeated her instruction that anyone who is arriving in Canada from overseas must self-quarantine in similar fashion.
Housing Minister Selina Robinson said those measures would help renters and landowners maintain physical distancing.
The focus for testing is on outbreaks and on medical caregivers.
"We are absolutely testing and contact tracing anybody for whom we don't know the source of their infection", she said.More news: Netflix and Prime video to reduce streaming equality