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Province of British Columbia
JOINT STATEMENT
For Immediate Release
2020HLTH0022-000785
April 29, 2020
Ministry of Health
Office of the Provincial Health Officer
Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates
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:

“Today, we are announcing 34 new cases, for a total of 2,087 cases in British Columbia.

“Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19: 811 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 941 are in the Fraser Health region, 120 are in the Island Health region, 169 are in the Interior Health region and 46 are in the Northern Health region.

“We are saddened to report four new COVID-19 related deaths, three in the Vancouver Coastal Health region and one in the Fraser Health region, for a total of 109 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones.

"There have been two new long-term care or assisted-living facility outbreaks at the Clayton Heights and Langley Lodge facilities, both in the Fraser Health region. In total, 21 facilities and three acute-care units have active outbreaks, with outbreaks now declared over at 12 care facilities, including Kootenay Street Village in the Interior Health region.

"Public health teams are also providing support to a number of community outbreaks, actively contact tracing those who may be direcly affected and their close contacts.

"As of today, 50 employees have been confirmed positive at Superior Poultry in Coquitlam, and 42 employees are confirmed positive at United Poultry in Vancouver.

“There are also 120 inmates and staff confirmed positive at the Mission Institution federal correctional centre, as well as 12 positive cases of COVID-19 connected to the Kearl Lake plant in Alberta.

“To date, 1,305 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered.

“Of the total COVID-19 cases, 89 individuals are hospitalized, 35 of those are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

“We must remember that every day we commit to doing all we can to flatten the COVID-19 curve is one day more that we are keeping our communities, health-care workers, Elders and loved ones safe.

“The public health measures we have today are hard on all of us, and we want to thank you for the immense efforts you continue to make.

“Our province has been shaken by this storm, but British Columbians have shown us that our foundation remains strong.”

Learn More:

Victims of family and sexual violence can find support from VictimLinkBC online:
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/priority-populations/people-who-may-be-or-are-experiencing-violence 
Or by calling 1 800 563-0808

Victims of family and sexual violence can find support from Women's Support Services at: https://www.bwss.org/
Or by calling 1 855 687-1868 or texting 604 652-1867

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

To learn where, when and how people with symptoms can be tested, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/testing

The COVID-19 self-assessment app, which includes details about where, when and how to be tested, can be downloaded here: https://bc.thrive.health/

For information on how returning travellers can submit self-isolation plans, visit: https://gov.bc.ca/returningtravellers

For mental health and anxiety support, visit: www.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 on Twitter.

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. (Pacific time), seven days a week.

For recommendations on protecting yourself and your community from COVID-19, visit: www.bccdc.ca/

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

For a Chinese translation: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/2020.04.29_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
2020HLTH0022-000785
April 29, 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:

  • Amica, Edgemont
  • Berkley Care Centre long-term care facility
  • Haro Park long-term care facility
  • Lynn Valley long-term care facility 
  • Royal Arch Masonic Home long-term care facility
  • South Granville Park Lodge long-term care facility
  • Windermere Care Centre long-term care facility

Fraser Health: 

  • Cedarbrook Chateau independent living
  • Chartwell Willow long-term care facility
  • Clayton Heights long-term care facility
  • Dufferin Care Centre
  • Eden Care Centre long-term care facility
  • Guildford Seniors Village long-term care facility
  • Langley Gardens long-term care facility
  • Langley Lodge long-term care facility
  • MSA Manor long-term care facility
  • New Vista Care Home long-term care facility
  • Swedish Canadian Manor assisted living
  • Worthington Pavilion 
  • Valhaven Home long-term care facility

Interior Health:

  • Orchard Manor at Hawthorn Park long-term care facility

Outbreaks declared over:

  • Amica Retirement Home long-term care facility
  • Central City Lodge
  • Delta View long-term care facility
  • Evergreen Heights assisted living
  • German Canadian House long-term care facility
  • Hollyburn House long-term care facility 
  • Inglewood Lodge long-term care facility
  • Kootenay Street Village long-term care facility
  • Little Mountain long-term care facility
  • Shaughnessy Care Centre long-term care facility
  • The Harrison at Elim Village long-term care facility
  • Villa Cathay long-term care facility
 
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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