COVID-19 STAFF BULLETIN - September 22, 2020
“We are seeing a surge of cases which has an impact on our patients and staff. Our patient population can be challenging at the best of times, but in the context of COVID-19, it is extra challenging. Thanks to all St. Paul’s and PHC staff for continuing to demonstrate excellence, compassion, courage and resilience during this difficult time. Together, we will get through this.” – Dr. Janet Kow, Interim VP, PHC Pandemic Response
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||366||1,987||8,208 (5,972 recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
As of 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21.
There are three reporting periods since the last update: Friday to Saturday 121 new cases, Saturday to Sunday 117 new cases, Sunday to Monday 128 new cases.
Total for the weekend is 366 new cases, with 7 epi-linked cases.
There have been 8,208 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in B.C.
2,942 VCH, 4,211 Fraser Health, 203 Island Health, 508 Interior Health, 255 Northern Health, and 86 people who reside outside of Canada.
As of Monday, Sept. 21, at 4:00 p.m., there are 1,987 active cases in the province. Of these cases, 60 people are in hospital, 21 of these patients are in critical care/ICU. About 3,200 people are in self-isolation due to potential exposure.
There were four additional deaths this past weekend, bringing the total number of deaths in BC to 227 people.
There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Yaletown House in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. The outbreak at the Queens Park acute-care facility has been declared over.
There are currently 15 active outbreaks; 12 at LTC/assisted living and 3 in acute care.
There have been no new community outbreaks, although there continue to be community exposure events.
Read the full news release here.
REMINDER: Please direct all media inquiries to Providence’s Communications & Public Relations team.
Elaine Yong, Senior Communication Specialist, Media Relations
After-hours media line: (604) 312-3547
Questions or Concerns?
If you have questions or concerns, please email COVIDemail@example.com.
Information and resource links:
PHC has a website for staff, medical staff, and researchers to address concerns, questions, protocols and guidelines around sick-leave and compensation-in-lieu for COVID-19. Click here to view the website. This website will be updated daily and is accessible from work and home on your mobile or desktop devices. THIS SHOULD BE YOUR SOURCE OF TRUTH FOR INFORMATION.
If you need to reach PHC’s Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPAC), please call local 69357. Do not contact individual IPAC team members.