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Province of British Columbia
JOINT STATEMENT
For Immediate Release
2021HLTH0009-000195
Feb. 2, 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 COVID-19 response in British Columbia:

“Today, we are reporting 429 new cases, including 10 epi-linked cases, for a total of 68,366 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 4,542 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 294 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 82 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

“Currently, 7,080 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and a further 61,129 people who tested positive have recovered.

“Since we last reported, we have had 112 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 202 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 27 in the Island Health region, 51 in the Interior Health region, 35 in the Northern Health region and two new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

“To date, 140,452 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 5,097 of which are second doses. Immunization data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard: www.bccdc.ca

“There have been eight new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,218 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have one new health-care facility outbreak at CareLife Fleetwood Surrey. The outbreak at Heritage Retirement Residence is now over.

“We’re seeing an encouraging trend in our COVID-19 curve. The efforts you are making, combined with the immunization of our long-term care residents and workers, are making a difference.

“With everyone in B.C. following the restrictions we have in place and always using our layers of protection, we are not only starting to slow the spread in B.C., but are also better positioned to deal with the uncertainties of the new variants of concern.

“Fewer cases is a welcome sign for all of us and makes it all the more important to keep going with the fundamentals of staying local, staying small and staying safe right now. Let’s all continue to do our part, knowing that our individual and collective efforts are working.”

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, 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:

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
2021HLTH0009-000195
Feb. 2, 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 – three facilities

  • Hilltop House
  • Holy Family Hospital (third occurrence)
  • Minoru Residence

Fraser Health – 12 facilities

  • Bradley Centre (second occurrence)
  • CareLife Fleetwood Surrey
  • Concord by the Sea
  • Eagle Ridge Manor
  • Evergreen Baptist Care Society (second occurrence)
  • George Derby Centre (second occurrence)
  • Glenwood Seniors Community
  • Hilton Villa Seniors Community
  • Madison Care Centre
  • Royal City Manor (second occurrence)
  • St. Michael’s Centre (second occurrence)
  • Suncreek Village (second occurrence)

Northern Health – two facilities

  • Acropolis Manor
  • Jubilee Lodge

Interior Health – six facilities

  • Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre
  • Creekside Landing
  • Heritage Square
  • Noric House
  • Sunnybank Retirement Home
  • Westsyde Care Residences

Island Health – one facility

  • Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence

Acute-care facilities:

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

 
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