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COVID-19 STAFF BULLETIN - April 5, 2020

“The risk remains very high for us right now in British Columbia. We are in the thick of it. We must hold our line. This is our time to be unwavering in our commitment to keep our firewall strong.” - Dr. Bonnie Henry at April 4 press briefing

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal92,558 (2,153 recovered)
Hospitalized33
ICU Patients6
Deaths2164
VCH/PHCHospitalized11158
ICU Patients471
On Ventilator443
Discharged0119
Deaths (hospital/ICU)028
SPHHospitalized029
ICU Patients08
On Ventilator08
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
026
Deaths06
MSJHospitalized09
Discharged09
Please note: Numbers are updated at approximately 5 p.m. each day.
Situation Update
  • As of Saturday, April 4 (the last provincial public COVID-19 update), there were 29 new cases for a total of 1203 cases in B.C.

  • There were an additional three deaths. Total of 38 deaths.

  • 149 people are hospitalized, with 68 in ICU / critical care.

  • One more long term care site has been affected, for a total of 23 LTC sites across the province.

  • 704 people are now fully recovered.

  • As of Sunday, April 5 there are 11 patients at Providence - 9 at SPH (3 vented), and 2 at MSJ, one discharge.

  • The Ministry of Health is providing $2 million of funding to the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research to support a provincial research response to COVID-19. Funding calls for relevant projects will be launched Monday, April 6. 

  • Full statement from Dr. Bonnie Henry available here.

  • On Saturday, Trudeau announced “millions” of medical masks would be arriving in Canada from China within 48 hours. Today, Canada has put a call out for volunteers to support frontline healthcare workers and is offering full-time jobhttps://www.msfhr.org/s to Canadian Forces reservists. “Bolstering the military’s ranks will help offset some of the economic consequences of COVID-19 and ensure that our communities are well-supported.” 

  • Read the Prime Ministers April 5 update here.

NEW TIMES FOR STAFF ASSESSMENT SITES

Two of the COVID-19 staff assessment sites in the VCH/PHC region are adjusting their opening times.This change will happen starting Monday.

WELLNESS TIP OF THE DAY: REST

“We must also use some of these precious hours to rest. I know it’s really hard to do, but we must make sure that we are not all exhausted before the surge of acutely unwell patients arrives.”

REMINDER: STAFF SUPPORT - SUPPORT LINE AND STAFF MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS RESOURCES

To alleviate some of the immense stress on our staff and medical staff who are engaged in PHC’s COVID-19 response, Providence has several support resources in place for staff to sustain us going forward. 

This page last updated Apr 5, 2020 5:06pm PDT