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COVID-19 Medical Staff Update: February 9, 2021

“We have an exciting journey ahead of us and I am truly delighted we are able to make this important next step. I hope as we continue to battle the current COVID-19 pandemic as well as the opioid overdose health emergency, this exciting news gives you hope and inspiration for the future.”

- Fiona Dalton, President and CEO, on the New St. Paul's milestone

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal4694,30571,856 (66,167 recovered)
Hospitalized230
ICU Patients66
Deaths61,269
VCH/PHCHospitalized364928
ICU Patients12284
On Ventilator6143
Discharged3734
Deaths (hospital/ICU)132
PHCHospitalized228*326
ICU Patients6*87
On Ventilator4*43
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
254
Deaths32
*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive
Situation Update

Update on new and existing COVID-19 cases for February 9:

  • Today we are reporting 435 new cases including 13 epi-linked cases, for a total of 71,387 cases in British Columbia.
  • New cases by health authority region:
    • VCH – 107
    • Fraser Health – 221
    • Island Health - 23
    • Interior Health - 47
    • Northern Health - 37
  • Currently, 6,879 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
  • To date, 155,585 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 12,802 of which are second doses. Immunization data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.bccdc.ca
  • Today, the latest COVID-19 modelling data was shared and can be found here.
  • Read Monday’s joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.

NEWS FROM THE CEO: THE NEW ST. PAUL’S HOSPITAL REACHES AN EXCITING MILESTONE

I’m so pleased to share the news that we have selected our preferred proponent to design and build the new St. Paul’s Hospital. Following a long and robust process – one that has involved many hours of hard work by people across the organization, thank you! – we have chosen PCL Construction as our design builder. PCL Construction built the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre, Humber River Hospital and the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre. You can read more about their experience with the health care sector here.

PHC COVID-19 UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 9

Providence Health Care has a number of Enhanced Surveillances and Outbreaks that the PHC Pandemic Response Team is currently managing with operational and site leads, in partnership with Public Health. Enhanced cleaning, stringent IPAC and PPE protocols and monitoring and testing of staff and patients continue in all affected areas.

Below is a complete list of all current situations, with more detailed updates on St. Paul’s and Holy Family Rehab further below.

FAQ: I’VE RECOVERED FROM COVID-19, WHEN WILL I BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE MY VACCINE?

Individuals with previously confirmed COVID-19 infection may receive their vaccine, first or second dose, as follows:

JOIN US ON FEBRUARY 25 FOR THE IWR DEPARTMENT CELEBRATION LAUNCH

You are invited to attend a virtual event to celebrate the official launch of the Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation (IWR) Department at Providence Health Care on Thursday, February 25, 2021, from 9:15-11:00 AM

CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE OX! JOIN THE 2021 SCOTIABANK FEAST OF FORTUNE VIRTUAL CELEBRATION!

Join us for the 2021 Scotiabank Feast of Fortune virtual celebration on February 25 at 7:00pm to welcome the Year of the Ox and support the future of health care: the new St. Paul's at the Jim Pattison Medical Centre.

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

COVID-19 has presented us all with many difficult situations and increased stress, which can also impact our mental health. This has led to a more general awareness of how closely our physical and mental health is connected. Good mental health is essential, and we need to take care of it the same way we care for our physical health.

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.

PHISHING – 6 CLUES THAT SHOULD RAISE YOUR SUSPICIONS

Credential (i.e. username and password) phishing is on the rise. Attackers send phishing emails impersonating familiar brands to trick you into handing over your username and password, credit card numbers, and other private information. Phishers imitate company email addresses, signatures, and logos to build a false sense of trust. Even if an email looks like it is from a legitimate company, you still need to exercise caution.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have questions or concerns, please email COVID-19@providencehealth.bc.ca

This page last updated Feb 9, 2021 5:50pm PST