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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

Updated at 6:30 p.m. with a second backgrounder

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Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)

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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 – no facilities

Fraser Health – five facilities

  • Chartwell Carrington House Retirement Residence (second occurrence)
  • Fleetwood Villa (second occurrence)
  • Revera Sunwood Retirement Community
  • Royal City Manor (second occurrence)
  • Shaughnessy Care Centre (second occurrence)

Northern Health – one facility

  • Acropolis Manor

Interior Health – two facilities

  • Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre
  • The Florentine

Island Health – one facility

  • Glacier View Lodge

Acute-care facilities:

  • Chilliwack General Hospital
  • Dawson Creek and District Hospital
  • Eagle Ridge Hospital
  • Kelowna General Hospital
  • Mission Memorial Hospital
  • Royal Columbian Hospital
  • Surrey Memorial Hospital
  • Vancouver General Hospital
PPE Update – Thursday, March 4, 2021

To recap B.C.’s cumulative totals, from March 2020 to Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, the following personal protective equipment (PPE) has arrived in B.C.:

  • Just over 8.5 million N95 or equivalent respirators
  • Just over 176 million surgical or procedure masks
  • Just over 3.6 million pieces of eye protection, including goggles and face shields
  • Just over 367 million pairs of gloves
  • Almost 23 million gowns

Over the last week, the following PPE has arrived in B.C.:

  • 2,020 N95 or equivalent respirators
  • 4,638,000 surgical or procedure masks
  • 112,960 pieces of eye protection, including goggles and face shields
  • 12,624,750 pairs of gloves
  • 285,124 gowns

B.C. continues to source and test PPE to make sure products meet or exceed safety requirements before use in the health-care system. It is working to pursue any and all credible leads for safe and effective products for the health system.

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