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PHC News + COVID-19 Update May 25, 2021

“We are not yet through this storm, but the end is in sight. We are getting closer every day, and now there is a clear roadmap for how we’ll get there.”

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

Situation Update
  • For Tuesday, May 25: 289 new cases of COVID-19 were announced for a total of 142,636  cases in British Columbia.
  • Active cases: 3,782
  • Currently hospitalized: 301
  • Intensive care: 93
  • There has been 1 new COVID-19 related death, for a total of 1,680 deaths. 
  • New cases by health authority region:
    • Northern Health – 4
    • Interior Health – 35
    • Island Health – 3
    • Fraser Health – 176
    • Vancouver Coastal – 70
  • In B.C., 2,927,487 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, 148,580 of which are second doses. 
    • This means 64.6% of all adults have received their first dose, or 59.8% of those 12 and older.
  • Vaccine data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.bccdc.ca 
  • Premier John Horgan provided the details of BC’s four-step Restart Plan, charting our path forward through the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Read Tuesday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.
  • Find previous joint statements here.

B.C LAUNCHES RESTART PLAN TO SAFELY BRING PEOPLE BACK TOGETHER

With more than 60% of adults vaccinated with their first dose and COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations steadily declining, British Columbia is moving forward with the cautious first step of a four-step plan for a careful and safe restart.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE YOUR SECOND DOSE? REGISTER TO FIND OUT

All staff must register in the provincial booking system. Your first dose of vaccine was recorded in the system, and now must be attached to your registration profile. To register, visit www.gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated

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. 

NEW ST. PAULS HOSPITAL PROJECT UPDATE: 2D MOCK UPS

The New St. Pauls Hospital Project has successfully wrapped up the 30% Design Mock Up sessions at the Convention Centre last week. The paper mock ups, at a 1:1 scale, are our first opportunity to physically test some room designs.

VIDEO: CELEBRATING PROVIDENCES GENERAL SURGERY NURSES

Meet Saif Yousif and Chilee Okarah, two general surgery nurses at St. Pauls Hospital and hear what they love about their work. 

FROM THE DAILY SCAN: NEW MASKS GIVE ST. PAULS HEARING-LOSS PATIENTS CLEARER OPTION

Among the many hardships brought on by the pandemic, social isolation and loneliness are major ones. This is particularly true for people with hearing impairments, as masks muffle voices and make lip reading impossible. 

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal2503,580142,886
Hospitalized296
ICU Patients97
Deaths31,683
VCH/PHCHospitalized61561,847
ICU Patients140557
On Ventilator031280
Discharged15361,488
Deaths (hospital/ICU)0208
PHCHospitalized024*575
ICU Patients08*162
On Ventilator07*75
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
6484
Deaths052
*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive
This page last updated May 25, 2021 6:44pm PDT