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COVID-19 Medical Staff Update: February 12, 2021

“Each holiday and occasion this month – Super Bowl, Lunar New Year, Family Day or Valentine’s Day – is an opportunity for us to either allow the virus to spread or to slow it down even more. The choice is ours to make.”

- Dr. Bonnie Henry

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal1,533 (four days)4,18974,283
Hospitalized231
ICU Patients74
Deaths261,314
VCH/PHCHospitalized069956
ICU Patients012288
On Ventilator010146
Discharged69754
Deaths (hospital/ICU)0135
PHCHospitalized023*335
ICU Patients05*88
On Ventilator05*44
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
2264
Deaths033
*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive
Situation Update
  • Today, 445 new cases of COVID-19 were announced, 6 of whom are epidemiologically linked cases. This brings the total in British Columbia to 72,750. Of those cases:
    • 135 cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region,
    • 218 cases are in the Fraser Health region,
    • 15 cases are in the Vancouver Island Health region,
    • 44 cases are in the Interior Health region,
    • 30 cases are in the Northern Health region,
    • And 3 new cases in people who normally reside outside of Canada.
  • There are currently 4,347 active cases. 226 cases are in hospital, of those 61 are in ICU. Over 7,035 people are under Public Health monitoring.
  • 67,008 people have now recovered from COVID-19.
  • 10 new deaths reported from COVID-19, for a total of 1,288. Our condolences to those who have lost loved ones.
  • 1 new health care outbreak  was announced in the Chartwell Carrington Place assisted-living facility. Two health care outbreaks were declared over; one at the University of North B.C. Hospital and the other at Royal Columbian Hospital.
  • Please click here to read the full statement.

PHC COVID-19 UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 12

Submitted by the PHC Pandemic Response Team

PHC LTC SITES CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY AND LUNAR NEW YEAR

Pictured above, volunteer Annie Yip and Coordinator — LTC initiatives, Brock Nicholson.

MORE QUESTIONS FROM LAST WEEK’S TOWN HALL, ANSWERED!

We’ve answered more questions from last week’s Town Hall that we didn’t have time to address during the session - check them out here.

PSYCHOLOGY AWARENESS MONTH: WHAT TO DO WHEN A PATIENT DOESN’T FOLLOW YOUR ADVICE

We are excited to share that February marks Psychology Awareness Month — an opportunity to showcase the work of Providence's Psychology Team.

FREE EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY: HEALTH LITERACY FOR FRONTLINE CLINICIANS

A free education opportunity is available for a limited number of frontline clinicians. The Health Literacy for Frontline Clinicians course is a workshop offered on March 24th from 0900-1230 and will be facilitated by the Centre for Collaboration, Motivation & Innovation (CCMI) –  a contracted operator through the Ministry of Health’s Patients as Partners program.

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.

CLAIMING HOME OFFICE EXPENSES DUE TO WORKING FROM HOME IN 2020

On January 12, 2021, PHC provided an update on new guidance from the Canada Revenue Agency on claiming home office expenses for Providence staff who worked from home during the 2020 tax year due to COVID-19.

This page last updated Feb 12, 2021 4:53pm PST