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COVID-19 Medical Staff Bulletin - Feb. 26, 2021

“Let’s celebrate this milestone and also continue to do our part to keep our communities and our loved ones safe.” 

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, on today’s federal approval of two additional vaccines.

Please note: Numbers are updated on weekdays at 5 p.m.

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal5894,66579,262 (73,188 recovered)
Hospitalized232
ICU Patients63
Deaths71,355
VCH/PHCHospitalized6741,014
ICU Patients220302
On Ventilator012153
Discharged411803
Deaths (hospital/ICU)1141
PHCHospitalized419*354
ICU Patients18*92
On Ventilator04*46
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
1286
Deaths136
*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive
Situation Update
  • For Friday, February 26: 589 new cases, including 12 epi-linked cases, for a total of 79,262 cases in British Columbia.
  • New cases by health authority region:
    • VCH – 157
    • Fraser Health – 317
    • Island Health – 31
    • Interior Health – 39
    • Northern Health – 44
  • Currently, 8,040 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
  • To date, 252,373  doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 73,808 of which are second doses. Immunization data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.bccdc.ca
  • Today, the Government of Canada announced the approval of two versions of a new COVID-19 vaccine – the viral vector vaccine produced by Oxford-AstraZeneca and the Verity-Serum Institute of India vaccine.
    • This new vaccine will be integrated into our provincial immunization program as delivery and supply is confirmed in the coming weeks. The additional supply will allow us to look at accelerating immunization of priority populations and essential workers.
    • Unlike the vaccines that have been available to date, this new, two-dose viral vector vaccine has the benefit of being ‘fridge stable,’ making it much easier to transport and distribute around the province.
    • This new vaccine will be integrated into our provincial immunization program as delivery and supply is confirmed in the coming weeks.
  • Read Friday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.

PHC COVID-19 UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 26

Submitted by the PHC Pandemic Response Team

Thank you also to the PHC Pandemic Response Team, the Infection Prevention and Control Team and VCH Public Health for being so supportive and attentive in helping guide our collective response. 

MESSAGE FROM FIONA DALTON, PRESIDENT & CEO

With the end of the outbreak on 9C at St. Paul’s declared over by Public Health yesterday, we have come through a very challenging number of weeks of managing a significant number of COVID outbreaks and enhanced surveillances across many of our sites.

COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM – LATEST UPDATE

Submitted by the Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Program Planning Team

Thank you for your patience as we continue to implement the provincial COVID-19 immunization plan. Our vaccine supply is now increasing as expected, which will help us immunize our priority populations as quickly and as safely as possible.

INDIGENOUS WELLNESS AND RECONCILIATION DEPARTMENT CELEBRATION LAUNCH: EVENT RECAP

On February 25, the PHC team hosted a virtual event to celebrate the official launch of the Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation (IWR) Department.

TAKE YOUR PHC PULSE! SURVEY CLOSES MARCH 5

Our second PHC Pulse Check Survey will close this Friday, March 5. Please take five minutes to complete this short survey if you have not already.

HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD – VOTE ON THE NAME OF PHC’S NEW INTRANET

Please help us decide the name of our new intranet. Voting is open to all PHC staff until Monday, March 1 at 4 p.m.

WATCH THIS: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND

Providence Health Care has an extraordinary track record of research and discovery — an enterprise, that through our Learning-Forward strategic direction, we plan to scale up and bring to every corner of Providence.

PSYCHOLOGY AWARENESS MONTH: BEST TREATMENT FOR SOMEONE WITH A CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITION

Today marks the final day of Psychology Awareness Month — an opportunity to showcase the work of Providence's Psychology Team.

CST UPDATE: BROCK FAHRNI AND LANGARA LAUNCHING THIS WEEKEND!

At 6 a.m. this Sunday, the last Providence Health Care long term care sites will go live on CST Cerner. To learn more about what to expect, and what to do before the big day, check out the latest CST bulletin.

AT THE HEART OF IT ALL: ST. PAUL’S HEART CENTRE CELEBRATES STAFF

This year, the Heart Centre acknowledged and recognized four PHC people for their contribution to cardiac patient care. These four award recipients receive $1000 cash award, their name on a plaque posted in St. Paul’s 5C/D, and a video celebrating them and their achievements.

YOU ARE HERE FOR THEM, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU

Please call the Staff COVID-19 Support line: 604-806-9925 or x69925 to receive a call back from a PHC staff person trained in psychological first aid. They will provide you with support and wellness resources.

COVID-19: LONELINESS & ISOLATION FATIGUE – SELF-CARE STRATEGIES

To support employees, on Tuesday, April 13th and Wednesday April 14th, Homewood Health will be hosting a webinar focused on the unique challenges for individuals experiencing loneliness and isolation fatigue.
 

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This page last updated Feb 26, 2021 5:31pm PST