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PHC News + COVID-19 Update: April 9, 2021

“No matter what our age, or where we may be, our province is not yet protected from COVID-19. This is why we all need to follow all of the public health orders.”

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

Situation Update

For Friday, April 9:  1,262 new cases of COVID-19 were announced, for a total of 109,540 cases in British Columbia.

  • Active cases:  9,574
  • Currently hospitalized: 332
  • Intensive care: 102
  • There have been 2 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,495 deaths in British Columbia.
  • 15,673 people under public health monitoring

New cases by health authority region:

  • Northern Health – 79
  • Interior Health – 132
  • Island Health – 54
  • Fraser Health – 638
  • Vancouver Coastal – 358
  • Today, over one million doses (1,025,019) of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 87,606 of which are second doses.
  • Vaccine data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.bccdc.ca
  • The Get Vaccinated online vaccine registration and booking system for B.C.’s age-based immunization program is open for everyone to register and then later book their vaccine appointment when eligible. More than 305,000 people have registered so far.
  • There are currently 4,111 cases of COVID-19 that are confirmed variants of concern in our province. Of the total cases, 105 are active and the remaining people have recovered.
  • Read the April 8, 2021, PowerPoint presentation on variants.
  • Read Friday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.

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.

CHANGE TO VACCINE ELIGIBILITY FOR THOSE RECOVERED FROM COVID-19


Individuals who have been cleared by Public Health following a COVID-19 infection are now able to receive their vaccine.

REGIONAL VACCINE UPDATE - APRIL 9, 2021

Submitted by the Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Program Planning Team

FROM THE DAILY SCAN: ST. PAUL’S VIRTUAL PRENATAL CLASSES CELEBRATE 1ST BIRTHDAY

When Sarah Sawers heard about St. Paul’s Hospital’s new virtual prenatal workshops, established due to COVID-19 last year, she was excited. They would be valuable preparation for the upcoming birth of her first child. 

REMINDER – YOUR 2020 T4 IS AVAILABLE ONLINE

If you have not accessed your 2020 T4 statement online yet, it is available on the Electronic Pay Statement website.

COMING SOON: MICRO LEADERSHIP TIPS AND DEBRIEF SESSIONS

High value content in bite sized learning.   

GIVE NOW TO THE NEW ST. PAUL’S. DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT!

Submitted by St. Paul’s Foundation

Every $1 you give today will fund $2 of life-changing care at the new St. Paul’s!

JOIN PHC’S WORKOUT TO CONQUER CANCER FUNDRAISER

Join the Providence Pacemakers team and workout and/or donate to help conquer cancer! 

LAST CHANCE FOR FIVE PHC STAFF TO ATTEND THE CHAC NATIONAL CONFERENCE, MAY 6-7

The Catholic Health Alliance of Canada (CHAC) National Conference is happening on May 6 & 7, 2021, and since the conference is virtual this year, PHC has the chance to extend this invitation to five staff.

FROM THE DAILY SCAN: PANDEMIC MAY BE MAKING BCERS AVOID CALLING 911, EVEN FOR SERIOUS CONCERNS

A new publication from the Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) Emergency Medicine Program shows that British Columbians may be calling 911 less frequently during the COVID-19 pandemic, even for serious health concerns.

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
BCTotal9709,937112,829
Hospitalized368
ICU Patients121
Deaths181,513
VCH/PHCHospitalized201511,366
ICU Patients339402
On Ventilator219195
Discharged61,053
Deaths (hospital/ICU)0169
PHCHospitalized24*
ICU Patients6*
On Ventilator3*
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
Deaths
*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive
This page last updated Apr 9, 2021 5:55pm PDT