Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Tuesday COVID report highlights how results to date, are holding the line on new cases

In their Tuesday update, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix made note of the stabilization of the case counts of late highlighting how British Columbia has recorded 27 new cases of COVID-19 over the last twenty four hours.

That amount a constant with similar daily tallies over the last few weeks and indicative that the physical distancing and other measures are having some impact on the ongoing battle against the virus.

Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19: 658 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 601 are in the Fraser Health region, 89 are in the Island Health region, 141 are in the Interior Health region and 28 are in the Northern Health region (up two from yesterday's report).

"We are saddened to report three new COVID-19 related deaths, two in the Vancouver Coastal health region and one in the Fraser health region, for a total of 72 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones. "

The new twin areas of concerns in the province fall to the seniors and long term care facilities and correctional locations in British Columbia and again today the provincial officials relayed the updated notes.

There has been one new long-term care outbreak at the South Granville Park Lodge in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. The 21 affected long-term care and assisted-living facilities have a total of 266 active cases of COVID-19.

"Federal officials have confirmed 41 inmate cases of COVID-19 at the medium security Mission Institution (MI) federal correctional centre, with seven of those people receiving care in hospital. “Fraser Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control continue to provide ongoing support for the MI outbreak. 

We have also deployed our Mobile Medical Unit from the Vancouver Convention Centre to Abbotsford Regional Hospital to provide additional patient capacity and assistance to Correctional Service Canada." 

When it comes to those who have contracted the virus to date, 942 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and no longer require isolation.

Of the total COVID-19 cases, 134 individuals are currently hospitalized, 58 of those are in intensive care, and the remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation. .

In the Question and Answer period following the report, among some of the questions that the two officials reviewed included some notes related to care in Seniors Facilities, reports on travel in the province from the weekend and upcoming drug trials that may lead to some solutions towards treating COVID-19.

You can review the  full review can be explored here.

The BC Centre for Disease control has some valuable Coronavirus notes related to COVID-19 you can explore that information here.

You can learn more about the outbreak from both the Province and the Federal government from the links below:

Federal Government site

British Columbia Government site

The World Health Organization website also offers up the latest advisories on the global situation.

More from  Northern Health can be reviewed here 

You can review our archive of past statements and local information here.

Local governments and organizations have also provided for increased awareness of COVID-19 issues, the string of statements that came quickly at the end of the week can be reviewed here.

For notes from across Canada and British Columbia we have been archiving the latest items through our political portal Darcy McGee

Ottawa Observations

Victoria Viewpoints

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