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COVID-19 Update: August 17, 2020

Over the past 3 days, there were 236 new cases in BC. The breakdown over the weekend is:

  • 100 new cases between Friday and Saturday
  • 88 new cases between Saturday and Sunday
  • 48 new cases between Sunday and Monday

236 new cases in BC (total: 4594; Δ 5.4%)
1419 VCH (prev: 1354; Δ 65; 4.8%; 30.9% of all)
2425 FHA (prev: 2276; Δ 149; 6.5%; 52.8% of all)
405 IHA (prev: 399; Δ 6; 1.5%; 8.8% of all)
154 VIHA (prev: 150; Δ 4; 2.7%; 3.4% of all)
117 NHA (prev: 107; Δ 10; 9.3%; 2.5% of all)
74 Outside Canada (prev: 72; Δ 2; 0.0%; 1.6% of all)
Total Active Cases: 743; 16.2% of total
Δ 114 (1.7%)

4 Hospitalized (prev: 12; Δ -8; -66.7%; 0.1% of total)
3 ICU (prev: 4; Δ -1; -25.0%; 0.1% of total)
3653 recovered (prev: 3533; Δ 120; 3.4%; 79.5% of total)
198 deaths to date (prev: 196; Δ 2; 1.0%; 4.3% of total)
Recovery Rate: 79.5% Δ -1.6%

2286 close contacts in isolation in all health authorities and are actively monitored by public health, because they have been exposed.

Red = Active Outbreaks
Blue = Public Exposures
Grey = Non-active outbreak/exposures

Outbreaks

There has been two new health-care facility outbreaks in the Fraser Health region at Czorny Alzheimer Care Centre and Vancouver Coastal Health region at the Arbutus Care Centre. In total, nine long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.

There is one new community outbreak in Northern Health for the It is Time Canada Event which took place in Deadwood, Alberta between July 30 and August 2. There continue to be community exposure events around the province and on flights into and out of British Columbia.

Vancouver Coastal

  • Arbutus Care Centre (Aug 17, 2020)
  • Richmond Lions Manor Bridgeport 2nd Floor (Aug 5, 2020)
  • Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre 8th Floor (Aug 6, 2020)
  • Holy Family Hospital LTCF Rehabilitation Unit (June 9, 2020)

Fraser Health

  • Dania Home (July 31, 2020)
  • Maple Ridge Seniors Village (Aug 4, 2020)
  • Derby Manor (Aug 6, 2020)
  • George Derby Centre (Aug 7, 2020)
  • New Vista Care Society (Aug 8, 2020)
  • Queens Park Care Centre (Aug 14, 2020)
  • Czorny Alzheimer Care Centre (Aug 17, 2020)

Northern Health

  • Haida Gwaii (July 24, 2020)

Island and Interior Health

  • None reported

Public Exposure Events

Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Vancouver, IVY Lounge (1161 W Georgia) (Aug 7 10 pm to 2 am)
  • Vancouver, Levels Nightclub (560 Seymour St) (Aug 4, 7 9 pm to 3 am)
  • Vancouver, Foot Locker (919 Robson) (Aug 4-5)
  • Vancouver, Pierre’s Champagne Lounge (1028 Hamilton St) (July 31-Aug 7)
  • Vancouver, West Oak Restaurant (1035 Mainland St) (July 31-Aug 7)
  • Vancouver, PumpJack Pub (1167 Davie) (July 31-Aug 2)
  • Lions Bay, Lions Bay Beach Park (60 Lions Bay) (July 26, 27, 29-31)
  • Vancouver, Sandman Suites Davie (1160 Davie) (July 7-16)

Fraser Health

  • Surrey, Hookha Lounge 10609 King George Hwy (July 31, Aug 1, Aug 2)
  • Surrey, Royal Jerk Spot Weekend Summer Fest Day and Night Rave (July 31, Aug 1, Aug 2)
  • Coquitlam, Taphouse Coquitlam (Aug 1, 2)
  • Coquitlam, Charlie Hamiltons Pub (Aug 4)

Interior Health

  • Kelowna, Cactus Club (Aug 8)
  • Kelowna, Liquid Zoo (July 15-18)
  • Kelowna, Fossello’s (July 18, 20)
  • Kelowna, Browns Socialhouse (July 13, 16-19)

Northern Health

  • It is Time Canada Event in Deadwood, AB

Island Health
None reported

TRAVEL

Canadian travel order deadlines:

Travel Restrictions into Canada: August 31, 2020

Bans non-Canadian and non-Americans from entering Canada, as long as they do not have permanent residency status. This is determined by the federal government unless there is an existing treaty in place (ie United States). Length is determined by the federal government and was recently extended for one month.

Canada-US Land Border: September 21, 2020

Bans Americans from entering Canada and bans Canadians from entering the United States by land and sea, unless the travel is deemed essential or for reunification with family members. This agreement does not cover air travel into the United States. Must be agreed upon by the United States and Canadian government. Can only be extended on a monthly basis. The previous extension will expire August 21, 2020. https://twitter.com/DHS_Wolf/status/1294272922559930370

Quarantine Isolation Order: August 31, 2020

Forces individuals who recently entered Canada to have a quarantine plan and to self-isolate for 14 days. Maximum fine for failure to quarantine is $1,000. Length is determined by the federal government and was recently extended for another one month. Source: http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2020/2020-08-08/html/order-decret-eng.html

Travel between provinces:

  • BC: No travel restrictions
  • AB: Travel not advised. No travel restrictions
  • SK: No travel restrictions
  • MB: Self-isolate for 14 days except coming from Western Canada
  • ON: No restrictions
  • QC: No restrictions (except Cree Territory)
  • NS NB PEI NFL: Self-isolate entering the Maritime provinces. Free travel between provinces.
  • YT: 14 day quarantine except essential workers and residents from BC, NWT or NU
  • NWT, NU: Only residents can enter and must self-isolate in Yellowknife, Inuvik, Hay River or Fort Smith

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