COVID-19 STAFF BULLETIN - AUGUST 6, 2020
"If someone you know is self-isolating or from a community where there are a number of cases, this is the time to offer support and help them get the services and care they may need. Let’s continue to play safe and stay safe this summer, supporting each other with compassion and understanding.” -- Dr. Bonnie Henry
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||53||386||3,934 (3,353 recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
|HFH||Residents||53 (28 recovered)|
|Staff||35 (35 recovered)|
Today, there have been 47 new cases, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 3,881 cases in B.C.
There are 371 active cases and 3,315 people who tested positive have recovered.
There are 11 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, five of whom are in ICU. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
Cases by health authority: 1,143 in VCH, 2,045 in Fraser Health, 146 in Island Health, 385 Interior Health, 93 Northern Health region, and 69 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.
There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 195 deaths in B.C.
There have been two new health-care facility outbreaks in the Vancouver Coastal Health region at the Richmond Lions Manor and the Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre.
In total, four long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care facility have active outbreaks.
There are no new community outbreaks. However, there has been community exposure at Lions Bay Beach Park on July 26, 27, 29, 30 and 31. Anyone who was at the park on these days is asked to limit their contact with others, monitor themselves for symptoms and contact 811 should symptoms develop.
TransLink will require passengers to wear non-medical masks or face coverings while on board transit vehicles, as of Aug. 24. The decision is meant to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 as physical distancing is not always possible on transit. People with underlying health conditions and children under five years old will be exempt.
Minister Dix reported there were 6,324 visits to Emergency Departments on August 4th, which is similar to what we had before the pandemic. He also provided an update on personal protective equipment (PPE): since last week, the Ministry of Health has obtained 40,754 n95 respirators; 7.58 million surgical masks; 5,080 eye protection; and 51,310 gowns.
Learn how to enjoy the summer while being safe. Download Dr. Bonnie Henry’s Good Times Guide here: “Spread fun, not COVID-19.”
Community alerts and exposure events are now posted on the BCCDC website.
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