Health Care

COVID-19: Metro Vancouver playgrounds set to reopen Monday

COVID-19: Metro Vancouver playgrounds set to reopen Monday”

The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix.

The number of recoveries also outnumbered new infections, continuing a downward trend in active COVID-19 cases that the province has been enjoying for several weeks.

Now that the peak of the crisis appears to have passed and surgeries are being rescheduled, Dix said almost 18,000 patients have been contacted about finding new dates for their procedures.

Both of the latter happened in the Fraser Health Authority, where an outbreak at Nicola Lodge, a long-term care home in Port Coquitlam, was reported earlier in the day.

There are now 37 people in acute care in hospital and seven are in intensive care.

For the first time since April 17, Dr. Henry had no new deaths to report from the virus.

More news: Groups of six can meet under Britain's latest Covid-19 lockdown easing

Since COVID-19 has a two week incubation period, any new cases as a result of the ease in restrictions will start to appear over the coming week.

Regarding other restrictions, Henry said she expects those in the third phase of the province's restart plan to begin to be lifted by mid-June.

Henry said health officials are working to ensure a safe supply of drugs for those who use illicit substances, but the overdose crisis remains a "complex problem" with no easy solution.

She added the Mission prison outbreak, which included 120 positive cases and one death, was one of the largest outbreaks in the province, while commending the efforts to get it under control.

"This is a very risky situation for people who end up using alone because they are afraid or ashamed to talk to their family ... about their drug use", she said.

There are no new health care outbreaks in the province. "Our food supply is safe, including products from facilities where there have been outbreaks of COVID-19", said Henry.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


29 May 2020
Trump signs executive order targeting Twitter after fact-checking row
In his interview with Fox, Facebook's Zuckerberg said that it was not the place of the company to act as an "arbiter of truth". Trump said as he signed the order in the Oval Office with Attorney General William P.

29 May 2020
FAQ: The NHL's planned return to the ice
With the regular season now over, the postseason will expand to accommodate 24 teams as opposed to the traditional 16. The remaining 16 teams will play a best-of-five series to determine who will advance to the second round.

29 May 2020
COVID-19 outbreak hits Port Coquitlam seniors' home
On Wednesday, the total number of cases was 2,550, but health officials did not immediately explain the discrepancy. Last week, many businesses that had been closed due to the pandemic can "begin the process of safely reopening".

29 May 2020
Stung By Twitter, Trump Signs Executive Order To Weaken Social Media Companies
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian speaks at the daily media briefing in Beijing on April 8. The order appears tailored to hurt the largest platforms like Facebook and Twitter the most.

29 May 2020
MacOS Catalina 10.15.5
Battery health management operates under the assumption that you don't always need your MacBook's battery to be fully charged. The new feature monitors the temperature history of MacBook's battery and its charging patterns to optimise maximum charge.

29 May 2020
National Football League owners approve 3 playing rule changes for 2020 season
This small tweak is actually a good one, and that's because it could add some serious excitement to a game. Owners and league officials have been meeting virtually this week to weigh this year's changes.

29 May 2020
Utah unemployment claims keep inching down, now reaching Great Recession levels
This indicates the number of unemployed workers eligible for and receiving benefits after their initial claim. Another 2.1 million people filed for unemployment last week, the Department of Labor said on Thursday.

29 May 2020
No school until there is a virus vaccine: Duterte
However, this option is not available to all students, especially those in remote areas. Local officials can still place high-risk communities under lockdown.

29 May 2020
Boston Marathon is cancelled - AW
They will also have a chance to participate in the virtual marathon, which they can run between September 7-14. The Sept 27 Berlin Marathon, another of the world's major marathon races, has also been cancelled.

29 May 2020
Charli XCX | Charli XCX's praise for Ariana and Gaga collab
Ariana later confirmed this mystery man's identity, sharing a screenshot to her stories, accompanied by some affectionate emojis. Seeing Ariana Grande with a down-do is always a thrill (sightings have been very rare for a very long time).