Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

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Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202111 Views

VICTORIA – Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

“Today, we are reporting 446 new cases, including 10 epi-linked cases, for a total of 58,553 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 5,045 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 368 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 72 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

“Currently, 7,238 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and a further 51,144 people who tested positive have recovered.

“Since we last reported, we have had 96 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 223 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 14 in the Island Health region, 67 in the Interior Health region, 46 in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

“To date, 62,294 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia. Our focus is to ensure we safely deliver the vaccines as quickly as possible to B.C. communities, using all available supply.

“There have been nine new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,019 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have had one new health-care facility outbreak at Mount St. Joseph’s Hospital.

“Despite the challenges of COVID-19, there are many safe ways for us to stay active and stay connected. This is important for our physical and mental well-being.

“Things are different than what they were before the pandemic. But we have learned, we have adapted, and by following the orders and rules for a bit longer, we will soon get to the brighter days ahead.”

Learn More:

Mental health support:

Mental health and anxiety support: www.bouncebackbc.ca
Or: www.anxietycanada.com
Or: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/about-covid-19/mental-well-being-during-covid-19

For the latest updates, guidance and information on COVID-19 and where to get tested:

The latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing centre near you: http://www.bccdc.ca/
Or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

Provincial health officer orders and guidance:

Orders: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/current-health-topics/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

Guidance on new restrictions: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions

Non-health related information:

Financial, child care and education support, travel, transportation and essential service information: www.gov.bc.ca/covid19
Or call 1 888 COVID19 (1 888 268-4319) between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. (Pacific time), seven days a week.

COVID-19 exposure events, updates and information by health authority:

BC Centre for Disease Control (flights, work sites, etc.): http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/public-exposures
Fraser Health: fraserhealth.ca/covid19exposure
Interior Health: https://news.interiorhealth.ca/news/public-exposures/
Island Health: https://www.islandhealth.ca/learn-about-health/covid-19/outbreaks-and-exposures
Northern Health: https://www.northernhealth.ca/health-topics/outbreaks-and-exposures
Vancouver Coastal Health: http://www.vch.ca/covid-19/public-exposures

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

A backgrounder follows.

Contact:

Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)


BACKGROUNDER

Assisted-living, long-term care homes, seniors’ rental buildings and acute-care facilities with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks

Assisted-living, long-term care homes and seniors’ rental buildings:

Vancouver Coastal Health – 11 facilities

  • Arbutus Care Centre (second occurrence)
  • Braddan Private Hospital
  • Capilano Care Centre
  • Columbus Residence
  • Fraserview Intermediate Care Lodge
  • German Canadian Benevolent Society Home (second occurrence)
  • Little Mountain Place (second occurrence)
  • Minoru Residence
  • Renfrew Care Centre
  • Sunrise of Vancouver
  • Villa Cathay (second occurrence)

Fraser Health – 25 facilities

  • Agecare Harmony Court Care Centre
  • Avalon Gardens
  • Brookside Lodge
  • Evergreen Baptist Care Society (second occurrence)
  • Fleetwood Villa
  • George Derby Centre (second occurrence)
  • Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre
  • Guildford Seniors Village (second occurrence)
  • Hilton Villa Seniors Community
  • Kin Village (second occurrence)
  • KinVillage West Court
  • Langley Memorial Hospital long term care – Cedar Hill
  • Laurel Place
  • Madison Care Centre
  • Menno Home
  • Morgan Place Care
  • Nicola Lodge (second occurrence)
  • Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Lodge
  • Queen’s Park Care Centre
  • Rideau Retirement Residence
  • Royal City Manor (second occurrence)
  • St. Michael’s Centre
  • Suncreek Village (second occurrence)
  • The Emerald at Elim Village
  • The Harrison at Elim Village (third occurrence)
  • The Mayfair Seniors Living & Care

Northern Health – two facilities

  • Jubilee Lodge
  • Williams Lake Seniors Village

Interior Health – eight facilities

  • Creekside Landing
  • Heritage Retirement Residence
  • Heritage Square
  • McKinney Place
  • Mountainview Village
  • Noric House
  • Sunnybank Retirement Home
  • Village by the Station (second occurrence)

Island Health – three facilities

  • Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence
  • Hart House
  • Ts’i’ts’uwatul’ Lelum

Acute-care facilities:

  • Burnaby Hospital
  • Chilliwack General Hospital
  • Langley Memorial Hospital
  • Lions Gate Hospital
  • Mount St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • Richmond Hospital
  • Ridge Meadows Hospital
  • St. Paul’s Hospital
  • Surrey Memorial Hospital
  • Vancouver General Hospital
  • University Hospital of Northern British Columbia

Contact:

Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)

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

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