COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - July 2, 2020
“This renewal progress on surgeries, and on COVID-19 in general, should lift us all. It speaks to the remarkable work all of us in BC are doing to stop the spread. All of us should feel ownership in the success.”
- Health Minister Adrian Dix, today’s media briefing
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||13||162||2947 (2608 recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
|Staff||2||18 (4 recovered)|
There have been 24 new cases since the last reporting period on Tuesday. This brings the total of COVID-19 cases in the province to 2940.
By health authority: 989 VCH, 1553 Fraser Health, 132 Island Health, 201 Interior Health, 65 Northern Health.
There are no new healthcare outbreaks. Five currently active outbreaks, four of those in long-term care, including Holy Family Hospital. Total of 626 cases in health care settings - 390 residents and 246 staff.
No new community outbreaks and all community outbreaks have now been declared over.
There have been some small transmission and exposure events in the community over the past week.
Currently 160 active cases, with 17 people in hospital, 2 of whom are in ICU.
There have been an additional three deaths since Tuesday, two of them are in long-term care in VCH (Holy Family Hospital residents). Total of 177 deaths.
2603 people are now fully recovered.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, from March 16 to May 17, there are an average of 2600 surgeries in the province per week. Prior to that, there were approximately 6000 surgeries each week.
Since the surgical restart on May 18, there have been more than 35,000 surgeries. This includes 6558 surgeries last week, and more than 6600 surgeries this week.
Please read the full briefing 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
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Information and resource links:
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