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Province of British Columbia
JOINT STATEMENT
For Immediate Release
2020HLTH0019-000680
April 11, 2020
Ministry of Health
Office of the Provincial Health Officer
Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates
Updated April 11, 2020, for clarification; Chinese translation available

VICTORIA – Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

“We are announcing 35 new cases, for a total of 1,445 cases in British Columbia.

“Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19: 642 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 558 are in the Fraser Health region, 84 are in the Island Health region, 135 are in the Interior Health region and 26 are in the Northern Health region.

“We are saddened to report three new COVID-19 related deaths all in long-term care facilities, for a total of 58 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones.

“There have been no new long-term care outbreaks in the last day. Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health teams continue to provide support to the 20 remaining affected long-term care and assisted-living facilities, which have a combined 246 cases of COVID-19.

“Fraser Health teams continue to provide support for the outbreak in Mission Institution, a federal correctional centre, which has a total of 26 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Five people affiliated with the facility have been hospitalized.

“Infection control and prevention measures are in place. Fraser Health continues to work with federal officials to limit the further transmission of this virus.

“To date, 905 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and no longer require isolation.

“Of the total COVID-19 cases, 134 individuals are hospitalized and 63 of those in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

“In the middle of a holiday weekend, we are encouraged that people are staying home and avoiding putting unnecessary strain on our smaller, rural and remote communities. This is how we can continue to support and protect our loved ones, our Elders and our health-care workers.

“We are paying special attention to international travellers returning to British Columbia. They are required to complete a self-isolation plan and self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. This process is now in place at B.C.’s land and air borders to protect us all.

“This is the time for all of us to stay strong in our commitment to flatten the curve – to do all that we can to support one another so we can all succeed in this goal.”

Learn More:

For information on how returning travellers can submit self-isolation plans, visit:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/self-isolation-on-return 

For mental-health and anxiety support, visit: https://bouncebackbc.ca/ or www.anxietycanada.com

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/
Or follow @CDCofBC

For the provincial health officer’s orders, notices and guidance, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/phoguidance

For non-health related information, including financial, child care and education supports, travel, transportation and essential service information, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/covid19
Or call 1 888 COVID19 (1 888 268-4319) between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week.

For recommendations on protecting yourself and your community from COVID-19, and to use an online self-assessment tool, visit: www.bccdc.ca/

The COVID-19 self-assessment app can be downloaded here: https://bc.thrive.health/

For the latest videos and livestreaming of COVID-19 media availabilities, visit:
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/BCProvincialGovernment/ 
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCGovNews 
On YouTube: www.youtube.com/ProvinceofBC

For a Chinese translation: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/2020.04.11_New_ExistingCasesCOVID-19_CN.pdf

 A backgrounder follows.   

 
Contacts:
 
For non-medical information relating to COVID-19:
Visit: www.gov.bc.ca/COVID19
Email: servicebc@gov.bc.ca
Or call: 1 888 COVID-19
 
Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)
 
Joint Information Centre
COVID Provincial Co-ordination Plan
embc.covidjic@gov.bc.ca
236 478-1336
 

 
Province of British Columbia
BACKGROUNDER
For Immediate Release
2020HLTH0019-000680
April 11, 2020
Ministry of Health
Office of the Provincial Health Officer
Assisted living, long-term care homes, seniors’ rental buildings with past or ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks

Vancouver Coastal Health region:

  • Lynn Valley long-term care facility 
  • Hollyburn long-term care facility 
  • Haro Park long-term care facility
  • Windermere Care Centre long-term care facility
  • Royal Arch Masonic Home long-term care facility
  • Berkley Care Centre long-term care facility
  • Broadway Pentecostal Lodge long-term care facility
  • Central City Lodge
  • Amica, Edgemont

The following outbreaks have been declared over:

  • German Canadian House long-term care facility
  • Little Mountain long-term care facility
  • Inglewood Lodge long-term care facility
  • Villa Cathay long-term care facility

Fraser Health: 

  • Delta View long-term care facility
  • Dufferin Care Centre (Coquitlam)
  • Evergreen Heights (assisted living)
  • The Harrison at Elim Village long-term care facility
  • Langley Gardens long-term care facility
  • Shaughnessy Care Centre long-term care facility
  • Amica Retirement Home long-term care facility
  • Langley Lodge long-term care facility
  • Swedish Canadian Manor (assisted living)
  • Cedarbrook Chateau (independent living)
  • Worthington Pavilion – rehabilitation residence
 
Contacts:
 
For non-medical information relating to COVID-19:
Visit: www.gov.bc.ca/COVID19
Email: servicebc@gov.bc.ca
Or call: 1 888 COVID-19
 
Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)
 
Joint Information Centre
COVID Provincial Co-ordination Plan
embc.covidjic@gov.bc.ca
236 478-1336
 

 
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