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PHC News + COVID-19 Update: June 15, 2021

“Today, we start Step 2 of BC’s Restart plan, moving forward slowly to put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us. As has been the case since the start of the pandemic, our success in this next phase is dependent on all of us doing our part to keep COVID-19 low and slow. This is the next stage on our journey and our progress is a shared effort, so let’s work together to continue to progress on this path.” 

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

Situation Update
  • For Tuesday, June 15: 
    • In B.C., 4,102,905 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, 657,491 of which are second doses. 
    • This means 76.1% of all adults and 74.1% of those 12 and older have now received their first dose.  
  • Today, 108 new cases of COVID-19 were announced, including four epi-linked cases, for a total of 146,561 cases in British Columbia. 
    • Active cases: 1,496 
    • Currently hospitalized: 139 
    • Intensive care: 39 
    • There have been 0 new COVID-19 related deaths reported for today, for a total of 1,734 deaths.  
  • New cases by health authority region: 
    • Northern Health – 3 
    • Interior Health – 37 
    • Island Health – 4 
    • Fraser Health – 53 
    • Vancouver Coastal – 11 
  • Read Tuesday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response. 

BC ENTERS STEP 2 OF ITS REOPENING PLANS

Dr. Bonnie Henry and the provincial government announced the move to Step 2 of its COVD-19 re-opening plans. This now means:  

  • The non-essential ban on travel within BC is lifted, while the out-of-province nonessential travel advisory continues; 

  • a maximum of 50 people is permitted for outdoor personal gatherings; 

  • a maximum of 50 people is permitted for indoor, seated organized gatherings (e.g., movie theatres, live theatre, banquet halls) with safety plans in place; 

VACCINE UPDATE FOR JUNE 15

MORE THAN 76 PER CENT OF ADULTS IN B.C. HAVE RECEIVED ONE DOSE 

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, reported today that 76.1 per cent of all adults in B.C. and 74.1 per cent of those 12 and older have now received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

 In total, 4,102,905 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 657,491 of which are second doses. These vaccination numbers are one of the metrics the province is considering for a careful and safe restart.

CELEBRATE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY ON JUNE 18

Join Indigenous Wellness & Reconciliation (IWR) at PHC in an early celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21, 2021).

THE CANUCKS MAY NOT BE IN THE PLAYOFFS BUT WE ARE GETTING A NEW INTRANET

Do you remember 2005 - the year the NHL decided to hang up the skates and put the gear away for the season? Flash forward to 2021, Canucks are hitting the links vs lighting up the scoreboard in the playoffs… not much has changed. 

FREE HIGH SPEED PUBLIC WI-FI NOW AVAILABLE FOR STAFF, PATIENTS, RESIDENTS, & VISITORS

Great news! Providence Health Care (PHC) is very excited to announce that high speed Public Wi-Fi will remain free across all of our sites!  PHSA, VCH and PHC have reached an agreement to continue providing this great service moving forward. 

PROVIDENCE IN THE NEWS

Vancouver Sun - Canada must recommit to targets which will bring an end to HIV-AIDS by 2030 (Dr. Montaner, BCCfE).  

Vancouver Is Awesome Two out of three Vancouver physicians faced burnout during COVID-19 pandemic: UBC study (SPH) Coverage appeared in numerous other outlets as well. 

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal1081,496146,561
Hospitalized139
ICU Patients39
Deaths1,734
VCH/PHCHospitalized2811,914
ICU Patients26566
On Ventilator20290
Discharged51,614
Deaths (hospital/ICU)1224
PHCHospitalized215*608
ICU Patients7*168
On Ventilator4*81
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
522
Deaths56
*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive
This page last updated Jun 15, 2021 3:52pm PDT