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Province of British Columbia
JOINT STATEMENT
For Immediate Release
2021HLTH0004-000097
Jan. 20, 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 500 new cases, for a total of 62,412 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 4,345 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 320 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 66 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

“Currently, 6,905 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. A further 55,564 people who tested positive have recovered.

“Since we last reported, we have had 125 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 216 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 32 in the Island Health region, 91 in the Interior Health region, 35 in the Northern Health region and one new case of a person who resides outside of Canada.

“To date, 98,125 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C. The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has daily immunization data, including information on each health authority, on the COVID-19 dashboard: www.bccdc.ca

“There have been 14 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,104 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have had two new health-care facility outbreaks at Villa Cathay in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and Acropolis Manor in the Northern Health Authority. The outbreaks at Guildford Seniors Village and Maple Ridge Seniors Village in the Fraser Health Authority, as well as Mountainview Village and Village by the Station in the Interior Health Authority, are now over.

“There has been one new community outbreak at the Surrey Pretrial Services Centre. Outbreak protocols are in place, and public health teams from Fraser Health are contact tracing and supporting BC Corrections.

“Our COVID-19 curve is trending in the right direction, and we want to keep that going – to push our curve down, which in turn, will allow us to safely ease restrictions.

“We thank everyone for continuing to do their part to stop the spread in our communities and helping all of us to get to the finish line faster. With each day that we follow the public health measures, our communities and our loved ones are safer. Let’s keep going.”

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's orders and guidance, visit:

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
2021HLTH0004-000097
Jan. 20, 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 – 10 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
  • Villa Cathay (third occurrence)

Fraser Health – 23 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
  • Hilton Villa Seniors Community
  • KinVillage (second occurrence)
  • KinVillage West Court
  • Madison Care Centre
  • 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 – two facilities

  • Acropolis Manor
  • Jubilee Lodge

Interior Health – seven facilities

  • Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre
  • Creekside Landing
  • Heritage Retirement Centre (second occurrence)
  • Heritage Square
  • Noric House
  • Sunnybank Retirement Home
  • 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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