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Province of British Columbia
JOINT STATEMENT
For Immediate Release
2021HLTH0002-000035
Jan. 11, 2021
Ministry of Health
Office of the Provincial Health Officer
Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

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

“Today, we are reporting on three periods. From Jan. 8 to 9, we had 538 new cases. From Jan. 9 to 10, we had 507 new cases and in the last 24 hours, we had a further 430 new cases.

“This results in a total of 1,475 new cases of COVID-19 over the three-day period, for a total of 58,107 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 5,220 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 358 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 72 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

“Currently, 7,313 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and a further 50,541 people who tested positive have recovered.

“Since we last reported, we have had 287 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 736 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 59 in the Island Health region, 217 in the Interior Health region, 173 in the Northern Health region and three new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

“To date, 59,902 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia. Our focus is to ensure we safely deliver the vaccines as quickly as possible to communities across the province, using all available supply.

“There have been 22 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,010 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the pandemic.

“We have had five new health-care facility outbreaks at long-term care facilities Guildford Seniors Village, Suncreek Village, KinVillage West Court, Hart House and independent-living residence Avalon Gardens. The outbreaks at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Chartwell Langley Gardens, Lakeshore Care Centre, and Baillie House are over.

“There has been a new community outbreak in the community of Canim Lake. The outbreak at LNG Canada diversified transportation in Kitimat is over.

“Much thought and consideration have gone into our province’s approach and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines.

“This approach is founded on the scientific evidence available to us, in addition to our available supply, where the highest risks are in our community and who would be most severely impacted by the virus.

“What is important to know is everyone in the province who wants them will have access to vaccines.

“COVID-19 is our shared challenge and one we will only get through by supporting each other.

“There is no place in the pandemic for intolerance. Rather, we will get through this pandemic by helping those in need, giving a wave and showing you care with kindness, compassion, tolerance and understanding for each other.”

Learn More:

Mental health support:

Mental health and anxiety support: www.bouncebackbc.ca
Or: www.anxietycanada.com
Or: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/about-covid-19/mental-well-being-during-covid-19

For the latest updates, guidance and information on COVID-19 and where to get tested:

The latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing centre near you: http://www.bccdc.ca/
Or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

Provincial health officer orders and guidance:

Orders: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/current-health-topics/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

Guidance on new restrictions: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions

Non-health related information:

Financial, child care and education support, travel, transportation and essential service information: 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.

COVID-19 exposure events, updates and information by health authority:

BC Centre for Disease Control (flights, work sites, etc.): http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/public-exposures
Fraser Health: fraserhealth.ca/covid19exposure
Interior Health: https://news.interiorhealth.ca/news/public-exposures/
Island Health: https://www.islandhealth.ca/learn-about-health/covid-19/outbreaks-and-exposures
Northern Health: https://www.northernhealth.ca/health-topics/outbreaks-and-exposures
Vancouver Coastal Health: http://www.vch.ca/covid-19/public-exposures

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

A backgrounder follows.

 
Contact:
 
Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)
 

 
BACKGROUNDER
For Immediate Release
2021HLTH0002-000035
Jan. 11, 2021
Ministry of Health
Office of the Provincial Health Officer
Assisted-living, long-term care homes, seniors’ rental buildings and acute-care facilities with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks

Assisted living, long-term care homes and seniors' rental buildings:

Vancouver Coastal Health – 11 facilities

  • Arbutus Care Centre (second occurrence)
  • Braddan Private Hospital
  • Capilano Care Centre
  • Columbus Residence
  • Fraserview Intermediate Care Lodge
  • German Canadian Benevolent Society Home (second occurrence)
  • Little Mountain Place (second occurrence)
  • Minoru Residence
  • Renfrew Care Centre
  • Sunrise of Vancouver
  • Villa Cathay (second occurrence)

Fraser Health – 25 facilities

  • Agecare Harmony Court Care Centre
  • Brookside Lodge
  • Evergreen Baptist Care Society (second occurrence)
  • Fleetwood Villa
  • George Derby Centre (second occurrence)
  • Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre
  • Guildford Seniors Village (second occurrence)
  • Hilton Villa Seniors Community
  • Kin Village (second occurrence)
  • KinVillage West Court
  • Langley Memorial Hospital long term care - Cedar Hill
  • Laurel Place
  • Madison Care Centre
  • Menno Home
  • Morgan Place Care
  • Nicola Lodge (second occurrence)
  • Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Lodge
  • Queen’s Park Care Centre
  • Rideau Retirement Residence
  • Royal City Manor (second occurrence)
  • St. Michael’s Centre
  • Suncreek Village (second occurrence)
  • The Emerald at Elim Village
  • The Harrison at Elim Village (third occurrence)
  • The Mayfair Seniors Living & Care

Northern Health – two facilities

  • Jubilee Lodge
  • Williams Lake Seniors Village

Interior Health – eight facilities

  • Creekside Landing
  • Heritage Retirement Residence
  • Heritage Square
  • McKinney Place
  • Mountainview Village
  • Noric House
  • Sunnybank Retirement Home
  • Village by the Station (second occurrence)

Island Health – four facilities

  • Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence
  • Gatehouse Group Home
  • Hart House
  • Ts’i’ts’uwatul’ Lelum

Acute-care facilities:

  • Burnaby Hospital
  • Chilliwack General Hospital
  • Langley Memorial Hospital
  • Lions Gate Hospital
  • Richmond Hospital
  • Ridge Meadows Hospital
  • St. Paul’s Hospital
  • Surrey Memorial Hospital
  • Vancouver General Hospital
  • University Hospital of Northern British Columbia
 
Contact:
 
Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)
 

 
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