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COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - Nov. 9, 2020

“Especially with Remembrance Day ahead, let’s all look to our veterans who have shown us how important it is to persevere when there seems to be more darkness than light.”  - Dr. Bonnie Henry 

Please note: Numbers are updated at approximately 5 p.m. each day.

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal998 (for two days)4,89118,714 (13,425 recovered)
Hospitalized1331,144
ICU Patients43
Deaths5281
VCH/PHCHospitalized157385
ICU Patients17146
On Ventilator1082
Discharged25286
Deaths (hospital/ICU)46
SPHHospitalized20
ICU Patients8
On Ventilator5
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
1
Deaths
MSJHospitalized1
Discharged0
Situation Update
  • Today, two 24-hour periods were reported, for a total of 998 new cases of COVID-19 in BC. 
  • There are 18,714 total cases in the province. 
  • New cases by health authority region: VCH – 210; Fraser Health – 737; Island Health - 12; Interior Health - 28; Northern Health -11. 
  • There have been five new deaths, for a total of 281 COVID-related deaths in BC.   
  • In total, 32 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and four acute-care facilities have active outbreaks. 
  • On Saturday, new regional provincial health orders were put in place in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions in response to a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and health-care outbreaks. The orders are in effect starting Saturday until Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 at noon. 
  • The purpose of the new orders is to break the chains of transmission connected to social gatherings occurring at a rapid rate in this part of the province. 
  • This latest action is about putting a short-term pause on non-essential activities and travel to ensure our essential activities – like school and work – can safely continue. Read more on the new Public Health Orders below. 
  • Read Monday's full provincial Joint Statement.
  • For the latest COVID numbers across the province, please see the BCCDC dashboard.  

 

NEW PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Over the weekend, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry introduced a number of new temporary, public health orders that apply to all individuals, places of work and businesses in the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions to help curb the recent increase in cases in the province. 

IMPORTANT POLICY UPDATE: MASK USE IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Ministry of Health has announced a new provincial policy that requires all health care workers, non-clinical staff, patients and visitors to wear a medical mask at all times in health care facilities and settings where health care is provided.  

GET YOUR FLU IMMUNIZATION TODAY AT ONE OF OUR FLU CLINICS

All Health Care staff, volunteers, visitors, contractors, students and medical staff in patient care areas are required to receive the influenza vaccination or wear a surgical/procedure mask during flu season.    

NEW PAID EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY: BECOME A REGISTERED CARE AIDE

We need your help! COVID-19 has increased the need for health care assistants in long-term care (LTC) and assisted-living services. In response, the province has partnered with health organizations to offer a new expedited education program that provides paid education and on-the-job training to become a registered Care Aide. 

PROVIDENCE’S BRIAN SMITH NAMED TOP BC PHOTOGRAPHER

Providence Health Care’s photographer, Brian Smith, has been named BC’s “2020 Photographer of the Year” by the Professional Photographers of Canada Association, BC division. 

STAFF WELLNESS AND SUPPORT

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

This page last updated Nov 9, 2020 6:53pm PST