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Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

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Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

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Assisted living, long-term care homes, seniors' rental buildings with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks

Assisted living, long-term care homes, seniors' rental buildings with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks are as follow:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health
    • Haro Park Centre long-term care facility (second occurrence)
    • Point Grey Private Hospital long-term care facility
    • Royal Arch Masonic Home long-term care facility (second occurrence)
    • Weinberg Residence long-term care facility
  • Fraser Health
    • Chartwell Carrington House assisted and independent living facility
    • Chartwell Crescent Gardens long-term care facility
    • George Derby Centre long-term care facility
    • Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre long-term care facility
    • Harrison West at Elim Village long-term care facility
    • Langley Lodge long-term care facility (third occurrence)
    • Peace Portal Seniors Village long-term care facility
    • PICS assisted-living facility
    • Rosemary Heights Seniors Village independent, assisted-living and long-term care facility
    • The Village assisted-living and long-term care facility
    • Thornebridge Gardens assisted-living facility
    • White Rock Seniors Village long-term care facility
    • Zion Park Manor long-term care facility

 

Personal protective equipment update

To recap B.C.'s cumulative totals from March to last week's report on Tuesday, Oct. 13, the following Personal protective equipment (PPE) has arrived in B.C.:

  • just over 7,000,000 N95 or equivalent respirators;
  • almost 64,000,000 surgical or procedure masks;
  • just over 2,700,000 pieces of eye protection, including goggles and face shields;
  • just over 153,000,000 pairs of gloves; and
  • almost 10,500,000 gowns.

Many of the items listed above, and other supplies and equipment that have recently arrived, are in the testing process to make sure products meet or exceed safety requirements before being used in B.C.’s health-care system.

Over the last week (since the update last week on Tuesday, Oct. 13 until yesterday), the following PPE has arrived in B.C.:

  • 48,464 N95 or equivalent respirators;
  • 1,823,800 surgical or procedure masks;
  • 920 pieces of eye protection;
  • 9,942,120 pairs of gloves; and
  • 290,695 gowns.

B.C. continues to source and test PPE, and is working hard to pursue any and all credible leads for safe, effective products for the health system.

 

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