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Province of British Columbia
JOINT STATEMENT
For Immediate Release
2021HLTH0004-000082
Jan. 19, 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 465 new cases, including 13 epi-linked cases, for a total of 61,912 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 4,331 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 329 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 70 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

“Currently, 6,864 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and a further 55,099 people who tested positive have recovered.

“Since we last reported, we have had 83 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 262 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 21 in the Island Health region, 61 in the Interior Health region, 32 in the Northern Health region and six new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

“To date, 92,369 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., and the BC Centres for Disease Control (BCCDC) is providing daily immunization data on the COVID-19 dashboard: www.bccdc.ca

“There have been 12 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,090 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have had no new health-care facility outbreaks. The outbreak at The Emerald at Elim Village is over.

“The COVID-19 vaccines bring hope and challenge: Hope, knowing that in a few months many people will have immunity to this virus; and challenge because of the current limited supply – in B.C., Canada and around the world.

“The vaccines are our path forward to the brighter days ahead. However, until that path is wide enough for everyone, we must continue to focus on our individual efforts.

“To get to the finish line faster and to make our communities safer, we must stop the spread in our communities today. We do that by following the measures we have in place: washing our hands, staying home when we are ill, getting tested and always using our layers of protection.

“Let’s choose safety by continuing to do our part to protect everyone in our province.”

Learn More:

For vaccine information, visit the BCCDC dashboard: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data

Or: www.bccdc.ca

Mental health support, visit:

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

Or: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/managing-your-health/mental-health-substance-use/virtual-supports-covid-19

The latest updates, guidance and information on COVID-19, and where to get tested, visit:

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, visit:

PHO 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, visit:

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, visit:

BCCDC (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)
 

 
Province of British Columbia
BACKGROUNDER
For Immediate Release
2021HLTH0004-000082
Jan. 19, 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 – nine facilities

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

Fraser Health – 25 facilities

  • Avalon Gardens
  • Brookside Lodge
  • Eagle Ridge Manor
  • 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
  • KinVillage (second occurrence)
  • KinVillage West Court
  • Madison Care Centre
  • Maple Ridge Seniors Village (second occurrence)
  • Mayfair Seniors Living Care
  • 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 (second occurrence)
  • Suncreek Village (second occurrence)
  • The Harrison at Elim Village (third occurrence)
  • Waterford Retirement Residence

Northern Health – one facility

  • Jubilee Lodge

Interior Health – nine facilities

  • Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre
  • Creekside Landing
  • Heritage Retirement Centre (second occurrence)
  • Heritage Square
  • Mountainview Village
  • Noric House
  • Sunnybank Retirement Home
  • Village by the Station (second occurrence)
  • Williams Lake Seniors Village

Island Health – two facilities

  • Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence
  • Hart House

Acute care facilities

  • Burnaby Hospital
  • Cariboo Memorial Hospital
  • Chilliwack General Hospital
  • Mount St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • Ridge Meadows Hospital
  • St. Paul’s Hospital
  • Surrey Memorial Hospital
  • Vancouver General Hospital
  • University Hospital of Northern BC
 
Contact:
 
Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)
 

 
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