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PHC News + COVID Update: April 6, 2021

“Unnecessary travel and social gatherings are fuelling the fire for variant of concern transmission – and we all have the ability to slow that down.”

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

Situation Update

For Tuesday, April 6: 1,064  new cases, including 33 epi-linked cases were announced,  for a total of 105,998 cases in British Columbia.

  • Active cases:  8,671
  • Currently hospitalized: 328
  • Intensive care: 96
  • There have been 3 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,489 deaths in British Columbia.
  • 14,118 people under public health monitoring

New cases by health authority region:

  • Northern Health – 43
  • Interior Health – 106
  • Island Health – 73
  • Fraser Health – 492
  • Vancouver Coastal – 352
  • There have been 207 new confirmed COVID-19 cases that are variants of concern in our province, for a total of 3,766 cases.
    • Of the total cases, 266 are active and the remaining people have recovered.
  • To date, 912,056 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 87,474 of which are second doses. Vaccine data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.bccdc.ca
  • Read Tuesday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.

VACCINE UPDATE FOR APRIL 6, 2021

Submitted by the Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Program Planning Team

PROVINCE SHIFTS TO PHASE 3: MILLIONS TO BOOK VACCINE APPOINTMENTS ONLINE

All eligible adults in B.C. will soon be able to follow an easy, three-step process to register and book their vaccine appointments online, as the Province moves to Phase 3 of B.C.’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan ahead of schedule.

TEMPORARY RELOCATION OF ST. JOHN HOSPICE DUE TO HVAC RENOVATION

The hospice site will be closed and services will be temporarily relocated to George Pearson Centre, Ward 1, effective tomorrow, April 7.

PROVIDENCE IN THE NEWS: TIME WAS TICKING ON TICKER AS DOGGED COP TRACKS DOWN PATIENT ON TRANSPLANT WAIT LIST (VANCOUVER SUN)

An RCMP officer who didn't give up reaching a man waiting for a new heart after one became available on short notice. Featuring Dr. Margot Davis, SPH.

LAST DAY: UPDATE YOUR ASC CONTACT INFORMATION NOW

In preparation for our transition to using the new Andgo online scheduling tool, all staff who use the Automated Shift Callout (ASC) system to receive and bid on shifts must review and confirm their contact information in ASC.

PHC PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE RECOGNITION AWARDS 2021: APPLICATIONS CLOSE APRIL 12


Each year generous donors to St. Paul's Foundation and the Professional Practice Office recognize staff for outstanding clinical practice and ongoing education.

THURSDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO TAKE THE GREENCARE SURVEY!

Participate and enter to win one of three $50 gift certificates to Bean Around the World or Book Warehouse!

MESSAGES OF SUPPORT FOR HOLY FAMILY FROM DUNBAR BEAVER SCOUTS

Scouter Gina Galway, who also works at GF Strong as an educator, shared messages of support from her group of Beaver Scouts, aged 5-8.

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
BCTotal9978,728106,985 (96,626 recovered)
Hospitalized330
ICU Patients105
Deaths21,491
VCH/PHCHospitalized161081,286
ICU Patients427377
On Ventilator09183
Discharged1251,016
Deaths (hospital/ICU)1167
PHCHospitalized21*
ICU Patients6*
On Ventilator0
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
Deaths
*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive
This page last updated Apr 6, 2021 5:51pm PDT