COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - September 24, 2020
“The story of St. Paul’s is that when our patients need us, we are here for them, and this week has been no exception. If our Founding Sisters were here today, they would be proud of the compassion and dedication that they would see. Thank you.” - Fiona Dalton, President & CEO
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||148||1,371||8,543 (6,917 recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
148 new cases, including 12 epi-linked cases. Total number in BC of 8,543.
3094 VCH, 4,361 FH, 203 Island Health, 520 Interior, 278 Northern Health, 87 who reside outside Canada
There are 1,371 active cases, with 61 people in hospital, and 20 in critical care/ICU.
There are 3,417 individuals under active public health monitoring.
6,917 individuals have fully recovered.
An additional two deaths in the Fraser Health region have been recorded for a total of 229 deaths. Special condolences for an Elder from the Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation who died in the Northern Health region over the weekend.
One new health care outbreak at Banfield pavilion and the outbreak at OPAL by Element assisted living was declared over.
There are currently 14 active outbreaks, 9 in LTC/assisted, 5 in acute care units. 822 people infected in these outbreaks.
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Elaine Yong, Senior Communication Specialist, Media Relations
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