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COVID-19 Update: April 30, 2020

Today is the 100th day of COVID-19 warning in British Columbia.

25 new cases in BC (total: 2112; Δ 1.2%)
815 VCH (prev: 811; Δ 4; 0.5%; 38.6% of all)
961 FHA (prev: 941; Δ 20; 2.1%; 45.5% of all)
170 IHA (prev: 169; Δ 1; 0.6%; 8.0% of all)
120 VIHA (prev: 120; Δ 0; 0.0%; 5.7% of all)
46 NHA (prev: 46; Δ 0; 0.0%; 2.2% of all)
Total Active Cases: 679; 32.1% of total
Δ 6 (-0.1%)

82 Hospitalized (prev: 89; Δ -7; -7.9%; 3.9% of total)
30 ICU (prev: 35; Δ -5; -14.3%; 1.4% of total)
1322 recovered (prev: 1305; Δ 17; 1.3%; 62.6% of total)
111 deaths to date (prev: 109; Δ 2; 1.8%; 5.3% of total)
Recovery Rate: 62.6% Δ 0.1%

Outbreaks and Deaths

24 active outbreaks in long-term care and 3 acute care. No new long-term care facility outbreaks. 256 residents and 153 staff. 12 ltc outbreaks have been declared over.

50 cases at Superior Poultry and 42 at United Poultry. 120 cases at Mission Medium Security Correctional Facility (additional 12).

1 death was a senior in a long-term care home and 1 person who died in hospital in Vancouver Coastal Health

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COVID-19 Update: April 29, 2020

34 new cases in BC (total: 2087; Δ 1.7%)
811 VCH (prev: 803; Δ 8; 1.0%; 38.9% of all)
941 FHA (prev: 918; Δ 23; 2.5%; 45.1% of all)
169 IHA (prev: 168; Δ 1; 0.6%; 8.1% of all)
120 VIHA (prev: 119; Δ 1; 0.8%; 5.7% of all)
46 NHA (prev: 45; Δ 1; 2.2%; 2.2% of all)
Total Active Cases: 673; 32.2% of total
Δ -85 (-4.7%)

89 Hospitalized (prev: 94; Δ -5; -5.3%; 4.3% of total)
35 ICU (prev: 37; Δ -2; -5.4%; 1.7% of total)
1305 recovered (prev: 1190; Δ 115; 9.7%; 62.5% of total)
109 deaths to date (prev: 105; Δ 4; 3.8%; 5.2% of total)
Recovery Rate: 62.5% Δ 4.6%

Outbreaks and Deaths

24 outbreaks in LTC and Acute Care; Two additional where one person has tested positive and outbreak response is ongoing. Clayton Heights and Langley Lodge. Langley Lodge was previously declared over but now is back. 3 Acute Care; 252 residents and 152 staff. 13 Outbreaks declared over including Kootenays Street Village had no cases for the last two incubation periods.

50 people (up 4) tested positive at Superior Poultry in Coquitlam and 42 people (up 8) tested positive at United Poultry in Vancouver.

No change at Mission Correctional Facility – 120 including 108 inmates and 12 staff.

87 people were associated with dental conference.

All four people who passed away were seniors at long-term care homes.87 people were associated with dental conference.

Testing Strategy

Testing is available to anyone in the community who has symptoms, even if it’s really mild. It’s used for identification of clusters.

According to Bonnie Henry, testing the general population without symptoms is unhelpful and will create false positive and false negative.

We need to clean our hands regularly and make sure that we are not touching our face. Stay away from others if you’re sick.

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COVID-19 Update: April 28, 2020

55 new cases in BC (total: 2053; Δ 2.8%)
803 VCH (prev: 795; Δ 8; 1.0%; 39.1% of all)
918 FHA (prev: 879; Δ 39; 4.4%; 44.7% of all)
168 IHA (prev: 164; Δ 4; 2.4%; 8.2% of all)
119 VIHA (prev: 117; Δ 2; 1.7%; 5.8% of all)
45 NHA (prev: 43; Δ 2; 4.7%; 2.2% of all)
Total Active Cases: 758; 36.9% of total
Δ 53 (1.6%)

94 Hospitalized (prev: 97; Δ -3; -3.1%; 4.6% of total)
37 ICU (prev: 36; Δ 1; 2.8%; 1.8% of total)
1190 recovered (prev: 1190; Δ 0; 0.0%; 58.0% of total)
105 deaths to date (prev: 103; Δ 2; 1.9%; 5.1% of total)
Recovery Rate: 58.0% Δ -1.6%

12 LTC over; 391 cases associated with LTC; 20 LTC or assisted living active; 3 acute care units
46 cases associated with Superior Poultry; 34 cases associated with United Poultry; 2 additional inmates bringing total to 120 inmates and 12 staffs

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COVID-19 Update: April 27, 2020

39 new cases between Saturday and Sunday; 11 new cases between Sunday and Monday.

50 new cases in BC over the last 48 hours (total: 1998; Δ 2.6%)
Total Active Cases: 705; 35.3% of total
Δ -6 (-1.2%)

97 Hospitalized (prev: 96; Δ 1; 1.0%; 4.9% of total)
36 ICU (prev: 41; Δ -5; -12.2%; 1.8% of total)
1190 recovered (prev: 1137; Δ 53; 4.7%; 59.6% of total)
103 deaths to date (prev: 100; Δ 3; 3.0%; 5.2% of total)
Recovery Rate: 59.6% Δ 1.2%

Outbreaks

New outbreaks

  • Valhaven Manor and ESA Manor now have outbreaks; both are in Abbotsford

Outbreaks Ended

  • Central City Lodge LTC declared over

On-going Outbreaks

  • 21 outbreak in LTC; 3 outbreaks in acute care; 389 cases
  • Superior Poultry – 25 tested positive; ongoing investigation
  • 34 people tested positive from United Poultry
  • 118 cases identified at Mission Corrections; 106 inmates; 12 staff
  • 11 people in BC associated with Kearl Lake in Alberta
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COVID-19 Update: April 24, 2020

29 new cases in BC (total: 1853; Δ 1.6%)
772 VCH (prev: 755; Δ 17; 2.3%; 41.7% of all)
767 FHA (prev: 760; Δ 7; 0.9%; 41.4% of all)
158 IHA (prev: 156; Δ 2; 1.3%; 8.5% of all)
114 VIHA (prev: 111; Δ 3; 2.7%; 6.2% of all)
42 NHA (prev: 42; Δ 0; 0.0%; 2.3% of all)
Total Active Cases: 641; 34.6% of total
Δ 3 (-0.4%)

96 Hospitalized (prev: 103; Δ -7; -6.8%; 5.2% of total)
41 ICU (prev: 44; Δ -3; -6.8%; 2.2% of total)
1114 recovered (prev: 1092; Δ 22; 2.0%; 60.1% of total)
98 deaths to date (prev: 94; Δ 4; 4.3%; 5.3% of total)
Recovery Rate: 60.1% Δ 0.3%

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COVID-19 Update: April 23, 2020

29 new cases in BC (total: 1824; Δ 1.6%)
755 VCH (prev: 745; Δ 10; 1.3%; 41.4% of all)
760 FHA (prev: 747; Δ 13; 1.7%; 41.7% of all)
156 IHA (prev: 153; Δ 3; 2.0%; 8.6% of all)
111 VIHA (prev: 110; Δ 1; 0.9%; 6.1% of all)
42 NHA (prev: 40; Δ 2; 5.0%; 2.3% of all)
Total Active Cases: 638; 35.0% of total
Δ 12 (0.1%)

103 Hospitalized (prev: 103; Δ 0; 0.0%; 5.6% of total)
44 ICU (prev: 46; Δ -2; -4.3%; 2.4% of total)
1092 recovered (prev: 1079; Δ 13; 1.2%; 59.9% of total)
94 deaths to date (prev: 90; Δ 4; 4.4%; 5.2% of total)
Recovery Rate: 59.9% (Δ -0.2%)

There were 3 deaths in the Fraser Health region and 1 death in Vancouver Coastal Health.

Outbreaks

There was one new outbreak at Orchard Manor at Hawthron Park in Kelowna, B.C. (Interior Health).

There has been two new outbreaks in acute care in hospitals in the lower mainland – Ridge Meadows Hospital and Lions Gate Hospital. These cases are actively managed by Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health respectively.

10 long-term care outbreaks have been declared over. The province declares outbreaks over when no new cases have presented within 2 weeks – which is the incubation period of the novel coronavirus. Currently, there are 217 residents and 130 staff members in long-term care and assisted living affected by COVID-19.

The Mission Correctional Institution is still on-going with 78 cases of inmates and staff affected. The BC Centre of Disease Control is working with Correctional Services Canada to manage this outbreak.

There was an outbreak at Superior Poultry Plant in Coquitlam. There’s an on-going investigation conducted by Fraser Health. 1st case was identified yesterday. Superior Poultry is the sister plant to United Poultry plant where 29 COVID positive cases were found earlier this week.

Breakdown by Health Region

VCH 755 cases – 495 recovered – 63 deaths = 197 active
FHA 760 cases – 385 recovered – 27 deaths = 348 active
IHA 156 cases – 99 recovered – 1 death = 56 active
VIHA 111 cases – 80 recovered – 3 deaths = 28 active
NHA 42 cases – 33 recovered – 0 deaths = 9 active

Recovered cases is determined by the BC Centre of Disease Control to be: (1) resolution of fever without use of fever-reducing medications; AND (2) improvement of symptoms (respiratory, gastrointestinal and systemic); AND (3) either two negative nasopharyngeal swabs collected at least 24 hours apart, or at least 10 days have passed since onset of symptoms.

Median age for death is 86 years (range47-101 years)

Statements

Bonnie Henry: We are going to be living with COVID-19 in our community for some time. We have to manage that. We are at the peak or over the peak of the outbreak. We have to do what we can to manage this outbreak. We need to continue to look at how we manage this pandemic. We manage this risk by opening up industry and hospital by opening up with vigilance.

Bonnie Henry: We need reach a manageable number of new cases. It doesn’t mean we should have 0 new cases each day. We need a manageable amount. We need to be able to test and manage if people become sick so that they don’t pass it onto others. That’s our challenge over the next few weeks so that we can increase our social and economic contacts.

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COVID-19 Update: April 22, 2020

71 new cases in BC (total: 1795; Δ 4.1%)
745 VCH (prev: 707; Δ 38; 5.4%; 41.5% of all)
747 FHA (prev: 715; Δ 32; 4.5%; 41.6% of all)
153 IHA (prev: 153; Δ 0; 0.0%; 8.5% of all)
110 VIHA (prev: 109; Δ 1; 0.9%; 6.1% of all)
40 NHA (prev: 40; Δ 0; 0.0%; 2.2% of all)
Total Active Cases: 626; 34.9% of total
Δ 30 (0.3%)

103 Hospitalized (prev: 109; Δ -6; -5.5%; 5.7% of total)
46 ICU (prev: 51; change -5; -9.8%; 2.6% of total)
1079 recovered (prev: 1041; up 38; 3.7%; 60.1% of total)
90 deaths to date (prev: 87; up 3; 3.4%; 5.0% of total)
Recovery Rate: 60.1%

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COVID-19 Update: April 21, 2020

25 new cases in BC (total: 1724; up 1.5%)
707 VCH (prev: 700; up 7; 1.0%; 41.0% of all)
715 FHA (prev: 705; up 10; 1.4%; 41.5% of all)
153 IHA (prev: 153; up 0; 0.0%; 8.9% of all)
109 VIHA (prev: 102; up 7; 6.9%; 6.3% of all)
40 NHA (prev: 39; up 1; 2.6%; 2.3% of all)
Total Active Cases: 596; 34.6% of total

109 Hospitalized (prev: 104; change 5; 4.8%; 6.3% of total)
51 ICU (prev: 49; change 2; 4.1%; 3.0% of total)
1041 recovered (prev: 1039; up 2; 0.2%; 60.4% of total)
87 deaths to date (prev: 86; up 1; 1.2%; 5.0% of total)
Recovery Rate: 60.4%

United Poultry Company in Vancouver Coastal Health region – A number of employees have tested positive. 28 employees who have tested positive for this virus. Not all those people are included in the numbers as the tests have not come back positive. The plant has been closed and close-contact have been notified. Investigation is conducted by VCH and Federal Inspection Agency. There’s no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread by food and its packaging, but make sure to make sure you cook your food to prevent salmonella and clean all service that it has come in contact with.

319 cases in LTC; 20 outbreaks in LTC 

76 associated with Mission Federal prison; 65 inmates and 11 staff

1 death from a long-term care centre in Vancouver Coastal Health

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COVID-19 Update: April 20, 2020

(Figures are over the last 48 hours)

52 new cases in BC (total: 1699; up 3.2%)
700 VCH (prev: 686; up 14; 2.0%; 41.2% of all)
705 FHA (prev: 680; up 25; 3.7%; 41.5% of all)
153 IHA (prev: 150; up 3; 2.0%; 9.0% of all)
102 VIHA (prev: 97; up 5; 5.2%; 6.0% of all)
39 NHA (prev: 34; up 5; 14.7%; 2.3% of all)
Total Active Cases: 574; 33.8% of total

104 Hospitalized (prev: 115; change -11; -9.6%; 6.1% of total)
49 ICU (prev: 54; change -5; -9.3%; 2.9% of total)
1039 recovered (prev: 987; up 52; 5.3%; 61.2% of total)
86 deaths to date (prev: 81; up 5; 6.2%; 5.1% of total)
Recovery Rate: 61.2%

Additional outbreak: Chartwell Willow LTC
20 LTC outbreak; 1 in acute centre
307 cases in LTC
1 Deltaview and 1 Okanagan Corrections outbreak clusters resolved
7 people identified from an outbreak from an Alberta project (North of Fort McMurray)