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Province of British Columbia
JOINT STATEMENT
For Immediate Release
2021HLTH0005-000125
Jan. 22, 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 508 new cases, including six epi-linked cases, for a total of 63,484 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 4,479 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 315 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 74 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

“Currently, 6,719 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and a further 56,455 people who tested positive have recovered.

“Since we last reported, we have had 132 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 228 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 13 in the Island Health region, 79 in the Interior Health region, 55 in the Northern Health region and one new case of a person who resides outside of Canada.

“To date, 110,566 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 2,202 of which are second doses. Immunization data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.bccdc.ca

“There have been nine new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,128 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have two new health-care facility outbreaks at Royal Inland Hospital and Royal Columbian Hospital. The outbreak at Queen’s Park Care Centre is now over.

“There has also been one new outbreak at the North Fraser Pretrial Services Centre.

“Today, B.C.’s provincewide COVID-19 Immunization Plan was shared. It outlines the age-based approach for immunization and population protection being used here in British Columbia. This approach will ensure those who are highest risk of severe illness and death receive the vaccine first.

“We need to remember our risk remains high right now, even as we protect more and more people with vaccine. We are not at the point where we can lift restrictions in our community or long-term care.

“We must continue to use our COVID-19 layers of protection and do all we can to stop transmission in our communities right now. This includes staying home when we are sick, getting tested, washing our hands, giving a safe distance to others and following our safety basics. It also means staying close to home and only travelling if it is essential. We have seen how travel even within our province can bring the virus from one place to another with ease. If we must travel, then we must, more than ever, continue to use our COVID-19 safety rules.

“We can break the chains of transmission and bend the curve through our individual actions. This weekend, choose to bend the curve, not the rules.”

Learn More:

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

For data regarding ongoing outbreaks in long-term care, assisted-living and independent-living facilities in B.C., visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data#outbreak

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
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:

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:

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:

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
2021HLTH0005-000125
Jan. 22, 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 – eight facilities

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

Fraser Health – 21 facilities

  • Avalon Gardens
  • Brookside Lodge
  • Eagle Ridge Manor
  • Evergreen Baptist Care Society (second occurrence)
  • 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
  • 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 – one facility

  • Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence

Acute-care facilities:

  • Burnaby Hospital
  • Cariboo Memorial Hospital
  • Chilliwack General Hospital
  • Mount St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • Royal Columbian Hospital
  • Royal Inland Hospital
  • St. Paul’s Hospital
  • Surrey Memorial Hospital
  • University Hospital of Northern British Columbia
 
Contact:
 
Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)
 

 
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