PHC News + COVID-19 Update: July 6, 2021

Situation Update
  • As of Tuesday, July 6, 2021: 
  • 78.1% (3,618,865) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine 
  • 37% (1,714,394) received their second dose.
  • B.C. is reporting 46 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 147,797 cases in the province.
  • There are currently 602 active cases of COVID-19 in the province
  • 145,420 people who tested positive have recovered.
  • Of the active cases,
    • 87 individuals are currently in hospital 
    • 22 are in intensive care
  • The new/active cases include:
    • 15 new cases in Fraser Health
    • 13 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
    • 13 new cases in Interior Health
    • Two new cases in Northern Health
    • Three new cases in Island Health
  • In the last 24 hours, no new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 1,759.
  • Read Tuesday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.

TWO ONLINE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO ACCESS YOUR VACCINATION RECORD

If you lose your paper record, or want access to proof of your immunization instantly, there are two online resources available. 

IT’S HERE! PHC’S NEW INTRANET CONNECT IS LIVE AND WAITING FOR YOU

Launching today, 16 years after the launch of our first intranet, connect will be your home base for all things Providence, with exciting new features.

THE END OF AN ERA – GOODBYE COVID-19 UPDATE BULLETIN

As we have improved our communications over the past 15 months and the province now begins to reopen, it is time to say “Goodbye” to the COVID-19 Bulletin.

NOMINATE A #HELLOMYNAMEIS... CHAMPION!

On July 23rd Providence Health Care will join health care organizations around the world in celebration of Hello my name is… Day, and to honour the legacy of Dr. Kate Granger, the founder of this initiative.

REOPENING PLAN FOR RESEARCH AT PHC

Submitted by Dr. Darryl Knight, VP, Research & Academic Affairs, PHC and President, PHCRI

Seven institutional safety plans are available, to be applied to UBC and PHC Research Institute (PHCRI) learning, research and/or administrative spaces, until we shift to a more general communicable disease plan.

SURVEY FOR BC ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS FROM THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Submitted on behalf of Grant McCullough, Executive Director, Professional Practice & Nursing, Clinical Informatics and Candy Garossino, Director, Professional Practice & Nursing.

All allied health professionals in BC, including frontline and management: Please take time to complete this survey from the Ministry of Health. The results will inform the BC Allied Health Provincial Consultation process.

DATA LOSS PREVENTION – HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP

Did you know that sending data over unsecured networks (e.g. public Wi-Fi) or sending it to someone you’re not supposed to, is considered a major security concern? Why? Because security risks could result. 

FROM THE DAILY SCAN

Why do some people who contract COVID-19 react severely while others have no symptoms? Why do some suffer long-term effects and others recover quickly? These are questions that a study just launched St. Paul’s Hospital, with other sites across the country, aims to answer. 

PROVIDENCE IN THE NEWS

UBC Faculty of Medicine – Tackling the science behind long-COVID (Dr. Anita Palepu, CHEOS)

 News 1130Metro Vancouver heatwave prompts rethink of strategies at hospitals: doctor (Dr. Eric Grafstein, Providence Health Care)

Vancouver Is AwesomeWait times spiked to over nine hours at Vancouver emergency rooms during the heat wave  (Dr. Eric Grafstein, Providence Health Care)

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal46602147,797
Hospitalized87
ICU Patients22
Deaths01,759
VCH/PHCHospitalized0521,938
ICU Patients016578
On Ventilator014294
Discharged1331,661
Deaths (hospital/ICU)0228
PHCHospitalized06*621
ICU Patients05*171
On Ventilator04*82
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
1543
Deaths057
*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive
This page last updated Jul 6, 2021 3:28pm PDT