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What's New: August 14

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal844,358 (3,533 recovered)
Hospitalized12
ICU Patients4
Deaths196
VCH/PHCHospitalized15175
ICU Patients0277
On Ventilator0044
Discharged01137
Deaths (hospital/ICU)033
SPHHospitalized135
ICU Patients110
On Ventilator9
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
24
Deaths13
MSJHospitalized9
Discharged9
HFHResidents53 (30 recovered)
Staff35 (35 recovered)
Total88
Deaths21
Please note: Numbers are updated at approximately 5 p.m. each day.

COVID-19 Dashboard

Visit the BC COVID-19 Dashboard or click on the image below for the latest case counts and information on recoveries, deaths, hospitalizations, testing and more. (Internet Explorer users: please use the Internet Explorer version of the BC COVID-19 Dashboard.) 

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TODAY’S NEWS

  • For Friday, 84 new cases, for a total of 4,358 cases in British Columbia. This includes two cases that are epidemiologically linked.

  • There are 629 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 3,533 people who tested positive have recovered.

  • By health authority: 1,354 in VCH, 2,276 in Fraser Health, 150 in Island Health, 399 Interior Health, 107 Northern Health, and 72 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

  • There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 196 deaths in British Columbia.

  • Currently, 12 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, four of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation. As well, 2,026 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. 

  • There has been one new health-care facility outbreak in the Fraser Health region at Queen’s Park Care Centre. In total, seven long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.

  • There are no new community outbreaks. However, there continue to be community exposure events around the province and on flights into and out of British Columbia. 

  • Alerts are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) website, as well as on health authorities’ websites, providing details on where the potential exposure occurred and what actions to take – whether you need to immediately self-isolate, or monitor for symptoms.

  • Read today's press statement here

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Outbreaks

ATTENTION: Please note that as of July 28, 2020 there is one outbreak at Providence Health Care sites:

  1. Holy Family Hospital

 

Providence Health Care continues to work diligently with the Public Health Office to contain the spread of COVID-19 at these outbreak sites. For the latest information, please visit the Outbreaks section. 

Staff Support

Visit the STAFF SUPPORT section for information on discounts, parking, childcare and wellness support.

Wellness Tips

Are you feeling stressed, tired, and sore? We encourage you to check out the services listed below.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, what we do both inside and outside of the workplace directly reflects the potential impact of our work and the safety of the most vulnerable people that we care for either in the community, acute care, or long-term care sites. In addition to being vigilant and taking the proper precautions to protect others, it is also important to take care of yourself and acknowledge when you feel fatigued and stressed.

Read more here

 

UPDATE: Acupuncture

Last week we provided a list of services for staff to check-out if they are feeling tired and sore. We have received additional contact information on how to find a practitioner: 

 

If you feel discouraged, please reach out to the Wellness Support Team if you have trouble accessing services that are important for your wellbeing.

 

For more tips on how to support your physical and mental wellness, visit the WELLNESS TIPS section of our website. 

 

The Wellness & Support Team encourages you to reach out for help when you need it.  You’re there for them.  We’re there for you.  Read the full list of resources and support available here.

Situation Updates:

Government of British Columbia Statements

August 14: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

August 13: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

August 12: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

August 11: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

August 10: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

August 7:  Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

August 6: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

August 5: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

August 4: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

View Previous Statements from March - July, 2020 

This page last updated Aug 14, 2020 4:28pm PDT