COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - Oct. 27, 2020

Getting through our COVID-19 storm requires all of us to do our part without exception, so let’s support each other to do the right thing today. - Dr. Bonnie Henry 

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal817 2,32513,371
Hospitalized77950
ICU Patients26
Deaths3259
VCH/PHCHospitalized346330
ICU Patients113129
On Ventilator1770
Discharged5248
Deaths (hospital/ICU)140
SPHHospitalized18
ICU Patients8
On Ventilator3
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
Deaths
MSJHospitalized0
Discharged0
Situation Update
  • There were 217 cases reported today for a total of 13,588 cases in the province. This includes two epi-linked cases.  
  • By health authority region: VCH – 4,476; Fraser Health – 7,674; Island Health - 250, Interior Health - 717, Northern Health - 383 and 88 people who generally reside outside Canada.    
  • There are 2,322 active cases. 84 are hospitalized, with 27 in critical care/ICU.    
  • There were no deaths, for a total of 259 COVID-related deaths in BC. 
  • There have been two new health-care facility outbreaks at Felburn Care Centre and St. Michael’s Centre. In total, 21 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities have active outbreaks. 
  • A new provincial health officer order has been put in place limiting gatherings in private homes to no more than your immediate household, plus six others. This is a provincewide order that applies to all homes for all occasions. 
  • Read today's Joint Statement. 
  • For the latest COVID numbers across the province, please see the BCCDC dashboard.  

FACES OF THE FRONT LINES AT PROVIDENCE

Meet Nichole Joy - one of our amazing Providence people who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 response.  

RITUALS OF POSTPONEMENT

The Spiritual Health team has created ideas around Rituals of Postponement - a way to mark important events happening now in our lives that have yet to be celebrated, while we wait for COVID to end. 

GET YOUR FLU IMMUNIZATION TODAY AT ONE OF OUR FLU CLINICS

As we make our way into flu season, getting your flu shot is especially important in the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

WAYS TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN SAFELY THIS YEAR

Celebrate less socially and trick-or-treat locally this Halloween! 

Q&A: WHY THE CHANGE IN SYMPTOM GUIDELINES FOR RETURN-TO -SCHOOL?

The guidance for determining when children should stay home from school is set with a higher threshold, and features symptoms more specific to COVID-19. 

DR. SCOTT KLINE NAMED INAUGRUAL VISITING SCHOLAR IN ETHICS FOR PROVIDENCE HEALTH CARE AND ST. MARK’S COLLEGE

Following a lengthy and thorough search, St. Mark’s College at UBC and Providence Health Care are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Scott Kline (PhD) as the inaugural Visiting Scholar in Ethics. 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: WE WELCOMED MORE CLINICS TO CST CERNER!

8 a.m. yesterday morning, the SPH Cardiology Stat, SPH Heart Rhythm, MSJ Cardiology Clinic, SPH Diabetes Health Centre, SPH Subcutaneous Immune Globulin, SPH Eating Disorders, SPH Primary Maternity Clinic, and SPH Foundry Granville clinics joined CST Cerner. 

THIS WEEK MARKS SPIRITUAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

In recognition of Spiritual Health Awareness Week, your spiritual health colleagues would like to offer you this video blessing. 

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS ON SUNDAY, NOV. 1

It’s that time again to reset our clocks! 

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. 

This page last updated Oct 27, 2020 4:54pm PDT