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PHC News + COVID-19 Update: April 16, 2021

“It is easy to look for loopholes, but rather let’s look for how we can keep each other safe.

“We need to stay local and stay in our neighbourhoods. We need to stay outside and with our same close friends. So let’s all do our part this weekend so we can stop the spread and put COVID-19 behind us.”

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health

Situation Update

For Friday, April 16: 1,005 new cases of COVID-19 were announced,  for a total of 117,080  cases in British Columbia.

  • Active cases:  10,081
  • Currently hospitalized: 425
  • Intensive care: 127
  • There have been 6 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,530 deaths in British Columbia.

New cases by health authority region:

  • Northern Health – 51
  • Interior Health – 110
  • Island Health – 49
  • Fraser Health – 536
  • Vancouver Coastal – 259
  •  There are currently 5,739 cases of COVID-19 that are confirmed variants of concern in our province. Of the total cases, 212 are active and the remaining people have recovered. This includes 3,858 cases of the B.1.1.7 (U.K.) variant, 71 cases of the B.1.351 (South Africa) variant and 1,810 cases of the P.1 (Brazil) variant.
  • 1,282,091  doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, 87,970 of which are second doses.
  • Vaccine data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.bccdc.ca

Read Friday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.

VACCINE UPDATE FOR APRIL 16: SECOND DOSE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS WHO RECEIVED THEIR FIRST DOSE ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 2


Submitted by the Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Program Planning Team

Please read this update for health care workers that are eligible for first and second doses next week. 

VACCINE QUESTION OF THE DAY: I’VE HEARD OF SOMEONE GETTING COVID AFTER BEING VACCINATED, WHY IS THAT?

When a person is vaccinated, it takes two to three weeks to gain protection from the COVID-19 virus. Learn more.

HAVE YOU BEEN VACCINATED? PLEASE REMEMBER: THE RULES STILL APPLY

Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders and Public Health guidelines, including strict adherence to personal protective equipment use, remain in place for everyone, even if you have received the vaccine.

GOVERNMENT MODELLING PROVIDES BREAKDOWN OF CASES ACCORDING TO TYPES OF WORKPLACES

On April 15, Dr. Bonnie Henry presented modelling information that included the prevalence of the COVID-19 virus in different types of workplaces.

ICYMI: SPECIAL VIDEO MESSAGE FROM FIONA DALTON, PRESIDENT & CEO

If you missed it earlier this week, please watch Fiona Dalton’s video message on the continuing impacts of the pandemic on Providence’s patients, residents, staff, medical staff and programs, and the importance of ongoing vigilance in the face of increasing COVID infections in the community.

CHANGES TO MAiD LEGISLATION

On March 17, 2021 the Parliament of Canada made changes to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), including an expansion to eligibility criteria and changes to the protective safeguards around MAiD. 

WORLD HEMOPHILIA DAY IS APRIL 17, 2021

Submitted by Barbara Sheridan, Clinical Coordinator, Adult Bleeding Disorders Program

World Hemophilia Day aims to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to achieve the vision of “Treatment for all” and draw attention to the key issues and put hemophilia and bleeding disorders in the spotlight.

CST CERNER: SUPPORTING CRITICAL COVID TESTING, AND ANNOUNCING CYCLE 4 IMPLEMENTATION DATE

Providence Health Care will be welcoming our fourth cycle of outpatient clinics on Monday, May 31.

VOLUNTEER WEEK SNEAK PEEK

Next week is National Volunteer Week – a chance for everyone at Providence Health Care to acknowledge and say thank you to the many volunteers across our organization who selflessly dedicate their time, energy and compassion to improve the patient and resident experience.

GET MOVING! IT’S GOOD FOR YOU, OUR PATIENTS AND OUR RESIDENTS

Submitted by St. Paul’s Foundation

The virtual Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon is just around the corner! Join the fun with the team from St. Paul's Foundation or create your own team. Together, we can raise funds to give our patients and residents the compassionate care they need.

MALWARE: HOW TO STAY PROTECTED WHEN CONNECTED

The term "malware" covers a whole range of malicious programs designed to infiltrate and damage the computers and networks you use every day. Malware can destroy your information, overwhelm our network or even shut them down completely.

PROVIDENCE IN THE NEWS

YOU ARE HERE FOR THEM, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU

Please call the Staff COVID-19 Support line: 604-806-9925 or x69925 to receive a call back from a PHC staff person trained in psychological first aid. They will provide you with support and wellness resources.

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal1,0009,353120,040 (108,919 recovered)
Hospitalized441
ICU Patients138
Deaths1,538
VCH/PHCHospitalized
ICU Patients
On Ventilator
Discharged
Deaths (hospital/ICU)
PHCHospitalized428*473
ICU Patients09*127
On Ventilator05*56
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
2389
Deaths045
*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive
This page last updated Apr 16, 2021 5:17pm PDT