While case numbers have risen and it is worrying, there is also an explanation.
At today’s BC COVID-19 briefing, Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry said the number of new cases over the weekend was more than they wanted to see and more than they saw last week.
However, she points out that lab teams are working to clear the backlog, which has spawned about 6,000 tests (“one day worth of tests”), especially from the Fraser Health area.
She said the positivity rate of the tests since the weekend was 1.39 per cent (the target is to be less than two per cent), which is where we want to be.
In addition, 21 schools were added with exposure events or exposure dates and confirmed 10 flights, two athletic clubs, two grocery stores, a taxi service, a work site and a timber yard case.
Henry talked about cases involving recreational sports, clarified issues about surface transmission, and resolved issues about cases in schools.
Meanwhile, the BC government has once again extended the regional emergency, this time until October 27th.
Henry Thanksgiving has provided updates over the past four seasons over the weekend.
There were 170 new cases from October 9 to 10; 159 new cases from October 10 to 11; 119 new cases from October 11 to 12; And 101 new cases from October 12 to 13. A total of 549 new cases (three of them epi-linked cases).
The number of active and hospitalized cases has increased.
Currently, there are 1,476 active cases (an increase of 70 from October 9), 77 in hospital (nine from October 9) and 24 in intensive care units (five more than October 9).
Public Health now monitors 3,618 people due to exposure to certified cases. 438 increase since last update on October 9th.
(After a long weekend of July 1, Henry said, they began reporting the number of people under surveillance from public health teams so that people could understand what people were doing for people at public health risk.)
Although there is no new community outreach, there are four new health care outreach:
• PICS Assisted-Living Facility at Barnaby (12075 75A Avenue);
• Chartwell Wellington House Retirement Residence in MIssion (32679 6 Avenue);
• Weinberg residence Senior Home in Vancouver (5650 Osler Street);
• Yaletown House Long-term care facility in Vancouver (1099 Combi Street).
Meanwhile, the spread Cherington Place And Evergreen Hamlets Have been announced over.
Active outreach includes 20 health care facilities -17 long-term care facilities and three intensive care units. A total of 901 cases (533 residents and 386 staff) were involved in health care.
Sadly, there were five deaths in four days — two in Fraser Health and three in Vancouver Coastal Health — a total of 250 deaths in BC during the epidemic.
The total number of cases is now 10,734, of which:
- 5,595 cases in Fraser Health;
- 3,892 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health;
- 582 in Interior Health;
- 341 in Northern Health;
- 235 in Island Health;
- 89 people living outside Canada.
A total of 8,974 people have now recovered.
Lobla stated on October 11 that he was an employee Real Canadian Super Store The last time it tested positive was on October 7 in Vancouver (350 Southeast Marine Drive).
On October 10, Sobies claimed to be an employee Safe Way At 1175 Mt. On October 1, Seymour Road in North Vancouver, which finished last, tested positive.
On the north coast, two athletic clubs have faced outdoor events.
As Previously reported, West Vancouver Holyburn Country Club The premises were temporarily closed after COVID-19 was confirmed.
Meanwhile, an adult (who was on campus from September 24 to 26) and a young hockey player reportedly tested positive North Shore Winter Club (1325 East Keith Road) in north Vancouver.
North Shore News Reported Vancouver Coastal Health ordered the closure of spectator areas because people were not physically away, and the last reported case took place on October 4th.
Listed an exposure event at Fraser Health Dix Lumber (12433 80th Avenue) in Surrey every day on September 30 and October 1, 5, 7, 8, and 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Northern Health added a warning to anyone Prince George Taxi Anyone who has used PG Taxi during this time period from 6pm to 6pm on October 2nd and 3rd in Prince George will be asked to monitor themselves for symptoms until October 17th. Contact tracing is ongoing and anyone who is directly exposed will be contacted.
BC Hydro today a contractor worker, in a workers’ dormitory, Site C Work Camp Fort St. James tested positive. Onsite Health Clinic takes care of the worker, and BC Hydro states that the risk of transmission is low due to health precautions.
This is the third case confirmed at the site during the epidemic to date (all of these cases are unrelated).
When however Georgia Straight Those in the school system (such as teachers, parents or students) asked Henry what the differences were between what she was saying and what she was experiencing, and she did not agree that there was a gap.
“I think a lot of things have spread on social media that some people may or may not have a complete picture of,” she said.
She said that every exposure event that takes place in schools is being publicly reported, that they are “far above this”, and that public health teams are following all cases.
She stressed that there has been no outbreak in schools yet. (She had As previously described Differences in definitions of exposure events, groups, and prevalence in schools.)
What she says involves broadcasting between one or two people in a school setting.
Meanwhile, over the long weekend, regional health officials added or extended exposure dates to 21 schools.
Vancouver Coastal Health added five schools and extended dates for one school.
In Vancouver, a new school was added to the list: Admiral Seymour Elementary School (1130 Kiefer Street) October 5 to 6 with potential exposure dates.
Also in Vancouver, Sir Charles Tupper Secondary, Which Previously listed An exposure event from October 1 to 2 added September 30 as the exposure date.
In North Vancouver, Sekov Secondary School (1204 Caledonia Avenue) has an exposure event from September 30 to October 5.
Three schools in West Vancouver are on the list:
• Ridgeview Elementary School (1250 Mothers Avenue) with exposures on October 2, 5, and 9;
• Collingwood School – Morwen Campus (70 Morven Drive) with exposures on October 5 and 6 (Collingwood School Wentworth Campus Previously had Exposures on September 30, and October 1, 2, and 6);
• Mulgrave School (2330 Cyprus Bowl Lane), with an exposure event from October 7 to 9.
Fraser Health added or extended exposure dates for 14 schools.
In Barnaby, Roger Elementary (4375 Pandora Street) The revelation incident took place on October 5th.
In Kokitlam, Mundi Elementary (2200 Austin Avenue) The revelation event took place on October 6th.
In the delta, Jarvis Traditional Elementary (7670 118 Street) has exposures on October 5th and 7th.
In the mission, Hatzik Middle School (34800 Dudney Trunk Road) was revealed on October 5th.
In Surrey, 10 schools have been added to the list and one school has extended exposure dates:
- Fraser Heights Secondary (16060 108 Avenue) with exposures on September 30th and October 1st and 2nd;
- Ray Shepherd Elementary (1650 136 Street) has an exposure event from September 30 to October 2;
- Diamond School (18620 56 Avenue) has an exposure event from October 1 to 2;
- Guru Angad Dev Elementary (13479 77th Avenue) with exposures on October 2nd and 9th;
- Gabriel-Roy Elementary School (6887 132 Street) The revelation incident took place on October 5;
- Khalsa Elementary – Old Yale Road Campus (10677 124th Street) was exposed on October 5, the second incident;
- Khalsa Secondary – Old Yale Road There is an exposure event on campus (10589 124th Street) from September 30 to October 2, which is also the second event;
- Dr. FD Sinclair Elementary (7480 128 Street) has an exposure event from October 5th to 6th.
- Woodland Park Elementary (9025 158 Street) has an exposure event from October 6th to 8th.
Southridge Private school (2656 160 street), which Previously had An exposure event from September 28th to October 1st, added October 2nd to its exposure dates.
Northern Health added a school to its list: Prince George Secondary School (2901 Griffiths Avenue) in Prince George with an October 2 revelation date.
In addition to the sports club events mentioned above, last week, Henry said they saw an increase in community exposures from recreational sports such as hockey and soccer when they relaunched art. As a result, some sports facilities had to be temporarily closed. (She did not provide specific numbers.)
She said she was concerned about situations when teams meet next to parents or if teams meet after a game.
She advised students to limit the number of activities they can participate in.
“If you play school sports, choose another sport, rather than two or three different activities in the community outside the school,” she says.
She explained that it is now being addressed further as a precautionary note before prevention.
Over the past few months, there has been international debate and debate about the spread of the virus from surfaces, with some conflicting information from various studies.
When however Georgia Straight Henry was asked what her evaluation was for the surface transmission of the virus, which she said was not normal.
“We don’t see it as a major source of transmission in most community settings,” she says.
However, she said it could be a problem in health environments.
She pointed out that the virus does not live outside for a long time (she explained in a previous briefing that the virus needs some moisture to survive, and that moisture will perish if it evaporates).
However, in addition to hand washing, she said it is important to clean high-touch areas inside the home.
The BC Center for Disease Control (BCCDC) has included 10 domestic and international aircraft certified with COVID-19 on its list:
September 30: Air India 1143, New Delhi to Vancouver from Delhi;
September 30: WestJet Flight 725, Toronto to Vancouver;
October 1: Lufthansa 492, Frankfurt to Vancouver;
October 1: Air Canada 250, Frankfurt to Vancouver;
October 2: Air Canada116, Vancouver to Toronto;
October 3: Air Canada 305, Montreal to Vancouver;
October 4: WestJet Flight 725, Toronto to Vancouver;
October 5: Air Transat 770, Montreal to Vancouver;
October 7: Air India Flight 1143, Delhi to Vancouver from Delhi;
October 7: Air Canada 311, Montreal to Vancouver.
For information on the affected series, visit the BCCDC Public Exposure webpage.
Anyone in the affected rows or on these flights should monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days after the flight date. If you develop symptoms, self-isolate immediately and contact your health care provider or call 811 in BC for assessment and testing information.