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COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - Nov. 24, 2020

“Let’s step up our efforts to protect our families, friends and neighbours. The time to do that is now.”  - Dr. Bonnie Henry

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal9417,73228,348 (19,605 recovered)
Hospitalized284
ICU Patients61
Deaths10358
VCH/PHCHospitalized697491
ICU Patients116165
On Ventilator1091
Discharged59341
Deaths (hospital/ICU)458
SPHHospitalized18
ICU Patients3
On Ventilator2
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
Deaths
MSJHospitalized3
Discharged
Situation Update
  • Today, 941 new cases of COVID-19 were announced for a total of 28,348 cases in BC.
  • There are 7,732 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
  • There are 284 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 61 of whom are in intensive care. 
  • Currently, 10,283 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 19,605 people who tested positive have recovered.
  • New cases by health authority region: VCH – 174; Fraser Health – 678; Island Health - 11; Interior Health - 49; Northern Health - 29, and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.
  • There have been 10 new deaths, for a total of 358 COVID-related deaths in the province. 
  • There have been two new health-care facility outbreaks and no new community outbreaks.
  • Read Tuesday's joint statement of BC's COVID-19 response.
  • As part of last week's provincial health orders, events and social gatherings have been suspended, with some exceptions. For more information on the orders, go to: www.gov.bc.ca/covid19

PHC COVID RESPONSE

Providence’s pandemic response teams are currently working closely with Public Health in helping manage an outbreak at Parkview tertiary mental health (located at Youville), and an enhanced surveillance at Langara long term care. The outbreak at Holy Family long term care has been declared over.

NOVEMBER 19 TOWN HALL: RECORDING + MORE QUESTIONS, ANSWERED

Last week, PHC held an all-staff virtual Town Hall. If you were unable to watch the event live, you can watch the video recording by clicking here. Plus, we have more answers to your questions.

HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR LEADERS DURING COVID-19

We want to support you as leaders. Here is a list of resources that we have put together to help you grow as leaders and help you support your team members. Together, we will get through this.

LAST CHANCE: GET YOUR FLU SHOT BEFORE NOVEMBER 27!

The PHC flu clinics will be coming to an end on November 27.  If you haven’t taken advantage of a flu clinic at your site, there is still time to get your flu shot at a PHC flu clinic before the flu season begins on December 1.

PSYCHOLOGICAL PPE DURING COVID-19

By Dr. Jennifer Russel & Françoise Mathieu MEd RP

We are nine months into this global pandemic and things are not lightening up — how do we keep going?

YOU’RE INVITED! PHC TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION SHOWCASE WITH DRS. NARDIA STRYDOM & ORON FRENKEL

This event is open to everyone at Providence.

AWARD RECOGNIZES MEDICAL DETECTIVE WORK THAT HAS IMPROVED PATIENT SAFETY WORLDWIDE

Lower Mainland Biomedical Engineering (LMBME) and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) have received the Health Devices Achievement Award from ERCI to recognize their work pinpointing the flaw in the infusion pump tubing sets and making health care safer for patients all over the world. 

STAFF WELLNESS AND SUPPORT

The Wellness & Support Team encourages you to reach out for help when you need it.  You’re there for them.  We’re there for you.

FROM THE DAILY SCAN: COVID-19 SHOWN TO INCREASE RISK OF BLOOD CLOTS

Not long after being diagnosed with COVID-19, Jordan Hoey was referred to the Thrombosis Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital.

This page last updated Nov 24, 2020 5:25pm PST