COVID-19 Medical Staff Bulletin - April 2, 2020
“I want you to know that we’re giving this fight everything we’ve got. Governments of all orders are organizing the most significant civic mobilization since WWII..... Doctors and nurses, truckers and air cargo operators are scaling up operations to levels we’ve never seen before in our history.” - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, daily briefing to Canadians
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||9||2,558 (2,153 recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
There are 55 new COVID-19 test positive cases today – 1,121 confirmed cases in total
525 test positive cases in VCH
Six additional deaths in the last 24 hours, 31 in total
149 people are hospitalized in BC, 68 people in ICU
PHC has 16 confirmed cases – 14 at SPH (two in ICU), two at MSJ
641 people have recovered
There has been a community outbreak at the Okanagan Regional Centre that is being actively managed
The federal government received a shipment of more than one million masks last night, in addition to the ten million masks that came in over the past few days and are being distributed to provinces and territories.
To read the full transcript of the Prime Minister’s remarks for Thursday, April 2nd, click here.
REMINDER: Please direct all media inquiries to Providence’s Communications & Public Relations team.
Elaine Yong, Senior Communication Specialist, Media Relations
After-hours media line: (604) 312-3547
Questions or Concerns?
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Information and resource links:
PHC has a website for staff, medical staff, and researchers to address concerns, questions, protocols and guidelines around sick-leave and compensation-in-lieu for COVID-19. Click here to view the website. This website will be updated daily and is accessible from work and home on your mobile or desktop devices. THIS SHOULD BE YOUR SOURCE OF TRUTH FOR INFORMATION.
If you need to reach PHC’s Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPAC), please call local 69357. Do not contact individual IPAC team members.