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COVID-19 Staff Bulletin: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

“Today marks World Health Day and National Caregiver Day...Whether you’re a doctor or a nurse, someone who keeps our hospital clean or a home care worker, thank you for taking such good care of us...I hope Canadians honk a little louder when your shift ends today.” - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Daily Briefing

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal251,291 (805 recovered)
Hospitalized138
ICU Patients66
Deaths443
VCH/PHCHospitalized654112
ICU Patients01749
On Ventilator01330
Discharged453
Deaths (hospital/ICU)16
SPHHospitalized10
ICU Patients3
On Ventilator3
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
0
MSJHospitalized2
Please note: Numbers are updated at approximately 5 p.m. each day.
Situation Update

TODAY’S NEWS

  • No new LTC outbreaks today. 

    • Overall, 214 people in 21 LTC homes have tested positive for COVID-19 

      • 132 residents

      • 82 staff

  • Two major PPE shipments arrived in BC this week and are currently being evaluated, tested and validated for use.

  • 900 new spaces have been secured for BC’s vulnerable population to self-isolate and reduce the spread of COVID-19, including a 60 room hotel in the DTES. To read the full news release, click here.

  • Stanley Park will be car-free beginning Wednesday, to reduce congestion and allow for physical distancing for cyclists, joggers and pedestrians.

  • The federal government says more than 5,000 Canadian companies have stepped up to fight COVID-19, including a local company making the country’s first N95 respirators.  Read the story here.

  • Here’s PM Trudeau’s full briefing for April 7th.

PROVIDENCE EXCELLENCE TRANSFORMING CARE FOR HEART PATIENTS IN THE UK

This heart-warming story from the UK is a great example of how the innovative and patient-centred care at Providence is being recognized around the world.

A LETTER TO ALL PHC HEALTH CARE WORKERS - FROM JACK, IN GRADE 7

Grade 7 student Jack wrote a letter to all PHC health care workers, thanking you for all your hard work and trying to find a cure.  

This page last updated Apr 7, 2020 3:39pm PDT