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  • Canada: British Columbia 2019-nCov cases = 6,591 cases; 213 deaths

    Source: https://www.burnabynow.com/business/...b-c-1.24063057

    First coronavirus case found in B.C.
    Man in his 40s arrived via Vancouver Airport last week, in isolation at home
    Alan Campbell / Richmond News
    January 28, 2020 10:09 AM
    Updated: January 28, 2020 10:30 AM

    A man in his 40s from the Vancouver Coastal Health region, who has recently been in Wuhan, China, is the first coronavirus case confirmed in B.C.

    Health oficials are only saying that the man, a Canadian resident, lives in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, which includes Richmond, Vancouver, North Shore and the Sea to Sky area up to Bella Coola...

    ...However, he did arrive via Vancouver Airport last week, but did not show any symptoms until at least 24 hours after his arrival...
    Last edited by kiwibird; July 6, 2020, 05:16 PM.

  • #2
    Joint statement on the first case of 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C.

    Statement


    Vancouver

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:15 AM
    Media Contacts

    Ministry of Health

    Communications
    250 952-1887 (media line)


    Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer (PHO), have issued the following joint statement regarding a case of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV):

    “Late yesterday, our BC Centre for Disease Control public health lab confirmed a positive test for 2019-nCoV.

    “The person is a male in his forties and a resident in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. He travels regularly to China for work and was in Wuhan city on his most recent trip. He returned to Vancouver last week and had an onset of symptoms after his return.

    “On Sunday, Jan. 26, he followed public health messaging, contacted a primary health-care provider to notify them that he had travelled to Wuhan city, was experiencing symptoms and would be coming for assessment and care.

    “Following established protocols, the primary-care provider notified the Vancouver Coastal Health medical health officer and administered the diagnostic test.

    “Late last night, the test came back positive.

    “Public health officials are in regular contact with the individual and a small number of close contacts. He is in isolation at home.

    “The risk of spread of this virus within British Columbia remains low at this time. All necessary precautions are being taken to prevent the spread of infection. We have multiple systems in place to prepare for, detect and respond, in order to prevent the spread of serious infectious diseases in the province.

    “The BC Centre for Disease Control has a team of experts that support the Province’s operations in monitoring and controlling communicable and vaccine-preventable diseases. The team has developed a diagnostic test for this new coronavirus and is co-ordinating staff and supplies to ensure potential cases can be detected quickly and accurately.

    “The PHO is responsible for monitoring and assessing the health status of the population, making recommendations for strategies to address health issues and implementing immediate actions when necessary to protect the health of the public. The PHO has directed health-care workers to be vigilant and to take a travel history for anyone reporting respiratory symptoms.

    “It is not necessary for the general public to take special precautions beyond the usual measures recommended to prevent other common respiratory viruses during the winter period. Regular handwashing, coughing or sneezing into your elbow sleeve, disposing of tissues appropriately and avoiding contact with sick people are important ways to prevent the spread of respiratory illness generally.

    “Anyone who is concerned they may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus should contact their primary-care provider, local public health office or call 811.”

    https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0015-000151
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    • #3
      Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/6481546/b...ase-confirmed/

      B.C. coronavirus case now confirmed after lab tests come back positive: health officer
      By Sean Boynton Global News
      Posted January 29, 2020 9:56 pm

      Health officials say B.C.’s first presumptive case of novel Wuhan coronavirus is now confirmed, after lab tests came back positive for the deadly infection.

      Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the test results came back Wednesday for the man in his 40s, who remains in isolation at home.

      “The risk of spread of this virus within British Columbia remains low at this time,” Henry said in a statement...

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      • #4
        Source: https://www.vicnews.com/news/second-...couver-region/

        Second B.C. coronavirus case identified in Vancouver region
        Woman in 50s had contact with visitors from Wuhan, China
        Tom FletcherFeb. 4, 2020 1:30 p.m.News

        B.C.’s second case of novel coronavirus from China has been confirmed by testing, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says.

        The patient is a woman in her 50s who lives in the Vancouver Coastal health region, who had contact with visitors from Wuhan, the city in China where the new influenza-like virus was identified. The visitors are still staying with her, Henry said..

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        • #5
          Source: https://www.richmond-news.com/news/c...b-c-1.24070428

          Coronavirus: Two more people tested positive in B.C.
          Four people in the Vancouver Coastal Health region are now confirmed as having the virus, which has killed 566 people, mostly in China
          Alan Campbell / Richmond News
          February 6, 2020 02:28 PM
          Updated: February 6, 2020 02:54 PM

          Two more people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, bring the provincial total to four.

          Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Thursday afternoon that the two new cases are connected to the woman in her 50s that was revealed Tuesday as being the second confirmed case in the province.

          Henry, B.C.'s chief medical health officer, told media that the two new cases are family members of the woman. Henry added that the two new cases are visitors from the Wuhan area, where the virus is believed to have started late last year.

          According to Henry, all three people in that household are in self-isolation and are reporting to the health authorities...

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          • #6
            JOINT STATEMENT
            For Immediate Release
            2020HLTH0025-000236
            Feb. 6, 2020
            Ministry of Health
            Office of the Provincial Health Officer
            Joint statement on two new cases of 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C.
            VICTORIA – Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in British Columbia:

            “We are announcing two new cases of novel coronavirus in B.C. The people affected are in the same household and have been in close contact with the previously reported second confirmed case announced on Feb. 5. The three cases and all close contacts remain in isolation at home.

            “The two individuals are presumed positive based on local testing, and samples have been sent to the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg for final confirmation. One individual is male, the other female, and both are in their 30s. They are visitors to the Vancouver Coastal Health region from Hubei province, China.

            “Vancouver Coastal Health continues to investigate. Their close contacts have been identified and continue to be followed by the health authority.

            "Our knowledge of 2019-nCoV continues to grow as new information becomes available. Across the country, the federal, provincial and territorial governments are using this new evidence to inform and adjust our public health actions as circumstances develop globally.

            “We want to reassure people that the risk of spread of this virus within British Columbia remains low at this time. We are watching the situation very closely and will notify the public if measures in B.C. change. The goal is rapid identification of potential cases, timely care for those who need it and prevention of local transmission.

            “Now is the time for tolerance. We call on all British Columbians to come together as a community to help one another. In this time of uncertainty, this is not only the right response, but the necessary one. Fear obstructs the important work of our public health officials to protect the health and safety of British Columbians.

            “The most important measures to prevent all respiratory illnesses, including this novel coronavirus, remain cleaning your hands regularly and avoiding touching your face, as well as coughing or sneezing into your elbow sleeve, disposing of tissues appropriately and staying home and away from others if you become sick.

            “As we recommended in our last briefing, and together with our federal and provincial partners, we ask people who have recently visited, or who have been in close contact with someone who has recently visited the Hubei province in China, to call public health officials and self-isolate for 14 days.

            “Anyone who is concerned they may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of, the coronavirus should contact their primary care provider, local public health office or call 811. Translation services for 811 are available in more than 130 languages.”

            Learn More:

            For more information and latest updates on 2019-nCoV, follow the BC Centre for Disease Control on Twitter @CDCofBC or visit the website: http://www.bccdc.ca/
            Contact:
            Ministry of Health
            Communications
            250 952-1887 (media line)
            Connect with the Province of B.C. at: news.gov.bc.ca/connect

            JOINT STATEMENT ON TWO NEW CASES OF 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS IN B.C.
            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
            -Nelson Mandela

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            • #7
              From Commongrounds post here; https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/...-updates/page3
              Before the second flight landed in San Diego, two passengers were released during a stop in Vancouver. One of those passengers is a Canadian citizen, and the other showed symptoms of coughing and fever.
              “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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              • #8
                Source: https://www.richmond-news.com/news/c...b-c-1.24076695

                Coronavirus update: 5th case revealed in B.C.
                Alan Campbell / Richmond News
                February 14, 2020 12:39 PM

                A fifth case of coronavirus has been revealed in B.C. on Friday.

                The woman is in her 30s and flew into YVR from Shanghai recently, before driving to her home in the B.C. Interior region...

                **************

                Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...y-14-1.5464511

                ...She flew through Vancouver and drove home in a private vehicle to the Interior. Henry says she began experiencing symptoms upon her arrival and immediately isolated herself at home.

                Henry says she eventually reached out to health officials in the Interior about her illness and was placed in isolation in hospital. The B.C. Centre for Disease Control confirmed a presumptive test for coronavirus came back positive Thursday afternoon....

                ...Vancouver Coastal Health and Interior Health are currently conducting investigations into the small group of people Henry said the patient came into contact with.

                Officials are still determining if people on the flights the woman was on need to be contacted, said Henry...


                Last edited by Shiloh; February 14, 2020, 04:25 PM. Reason: added link and snips to CBC article

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                • #9
                  ...She recently flew home from Shanghai, not Hubei province..
                  She has symptoms and had a small number of close contacts, according to B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix...

                  ..Henry added the woman called health officials after feeling symptoms and was tested on Tuesday. The results came back Thursday.

                  Henry won’t say which day the new patient came back to Canada or which airline she was on.


                  “We are very careful about the information that we give out.”

                  Henry stressed that the woman was wearing a mask on the flight, reducing the risk of spreading infection.

                  Health officials are working to get a copy of the list of passengers on the plane and where they sat and will contact people who were siting within three rows of the woman infected...
                  https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/02...vid-19-in-b-c/
                  CSI:WORLD http://swineflumagazine.blogspot.com/

                  treyfish2004@yahoo.com

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                  • #10
                    Joint statement on British Columbia’s fifth case of novel coronavirus

                    Joint Statement

                    Vancouver

                    Friday, February 14, 2020 1:32 PM Media Contacts

                    Ministry of Health

                    Communications
                    250 952-1887 (media line)

                    Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in British Columbia:

                    “Today we are announcing a new case of COVID-19 in B.C. A female in her 30s is presumed positive, based on local testing. Samples have been sent to the National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) in Winnipeg for final confirmation. She lives in the Interior Health region and recently returned from China.

                    “Interior Health is actively investigating. Her close contacts have been identified and are being contacted. The patient is in isolation at home.

                    “This brings the total number of cases in B.C. to five. One is presumed positive. Four, located in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, have been confirmed positive by the NML and remain in isolation. Public health teams are providing ongoing care and support to all five individuals.

                    “As of Feb. 14, the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has tested almost 500 people for COVID-19. The testing numbers are posted each Friday on the BCCDC website. In B.C., we have selected testing criteria with an intentionally low threshold to ensure a wide range of people are eligible for COVID-19 testing.

                    “The risk of spread of this virus within British Columbia remains low at this time. We continue to monitor the outbreak closely and will notify the public if the measures in B.C. change.

                    “The strength of our public health care system is best demonstrated when people show respect, tolerance and compassion toward one another.

                    “We want to express our deep appreciation for the countless health-care providers – from public-health teams to our nurses to those responsible for housekeeping services – for their steadfast commitment and diligence to mobilize and address the risks of COVID-19.

                    ”We also extend our appreciation to members of the public, who have come together to help one another and support their neighbours and fellow community members.

                    “We acknowledge and express our thanks to the ongoing work of the media, which has been key to bringing high-quality health information to the public.”

                    “Together with our federal and provincial partners, we ask people who have recently visited or who have been in close contact with someone who has recently visited the Hubei province in China, to call public-health officials and self-isolate for 14 days.

                    "The most important measures to prevent all respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, remain cleaning your hands regularly, avoiding touching your face, coughing or sneezing into your elbow sleeve, disposing of tissues appropriately and staying home and away from others if you become sick.

                    "Anyone who is concerned they may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of, COVID-19 should contact their primary care provider, local public health office or call 811. Translation services for 811 are available in more than 130 languages."

                    Learn More:

                    For more information and latest updates on COVID-19, follow the BC Centre for Disease Control on Twitter @CDCofBC or visit the website: http://www.bccdc.ca/

                    Provincial health officer's Jan. 29, 2020, statement confirming 2019-nCoV (COVID-19):
                    https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0016-000176

                    For the Jan. 28, 2020, joint statement on 2019-nCoV (COVID-19), visit:
                    https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0015-000151

                    https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0036-000284
                    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                    -Nelson Mandela

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                    • #11
                      Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...date-1.5470757

                      6th presumptive case of the COVID-19 virus found in B.C.
                      Dr. Bonnie Henry says woman in her 30s recently returned from travel to Iran
                      CBC News · Posted: Feb 20, 2020 4:25 PM PT | Last Updated: 5 minutes ago
                      B.C. health officials give update on COVID-19 LIVE

                      28 minutes ago Live

                      Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry will provide an update on the novel coronavirus. 0:00

                      A sixth person in B.C. is believed to be infected with the novel coronavirus, health officials announced Thursday.

                      The latest patient is a woman in her 30s who lives in the Fraser Health region, according to provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. She had recently returned from travel to Iran and is now recovering at home, Henry said.

                      Henry described the woman's infection as relatively mild, but said she has had contact with others since her return from Iran last week. Close family members are currently in isolation and being monitored by public health officials...

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                      • #12

                        Henry said officials were surprised when they learned the woman had only visited Iran, and not China or neighbouring countries that have seen the bulk of COVID-19 cases.

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                        "That could be an indicator that there's more widespread transmission. This is what we call an indicator or sentinel event," Henry told a news conference.

                        snip

                        Health Minister Adrian Dix said the province is currently testing a "very significant number" of patients for the virus, and he expects to provide another update on Friday.


                        https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...date-1.5470757

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                        • #13
                          Translation Google

                          Passenger infected with coronavirus on Air Canada flight

                          VAT News | Published on February 23, 2020 at 14:00

                          A passenger who was on an Air Canada flight on February 14 had a coronavirus (COVID-19). The passenger who had left Iran for Vancouver made a stopover in Montreal.

                          TVA News obtained an internal Air Canada memo distributed to its employees to inform them that the infected lady had traveled with them from Montreal to Vancouver.

                          The airline was notified by the British Columbia Center for Disease Control (BC CDC).

                          BC CDC will contact the employees concerned and the passengers who were three rows in front and three rows behind the traveler.

                          Air Canada still wanted to share it with all of its personnel involved. "The risk is considered low enough that the crew members do not need to be isolated, but must monitor for the 14 days following the day of the flight and report the symptoms to a health professional, if they were to develop it, ”one can read.

                          For reasons of confidentiality, the BC CDC did not give many details on the passenger. However, it is known that she had a dry cough and had mild flu-like symptoms during her flight from Montreal to Vancouver.

                          Air Canada confirmed that it was informed by authorities on February 22, that the passenger screening test was positive.

                          "We invite you to contact the British Columbia Center for Infectious Disease Control for more information, as the authorities follow up with passengers," said Air Canada.

                          https://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2020/02/...ol-dair-canada
                          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                          -Nelson Mandela

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                          • #14
                            Source: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/air-cana...d-19-1.4824097

                            Air Canada passenger flying from Montreal to Vancouver tested positive for COVID-19
                            Daniel J. Rowe
                            Digital reporter
                            Published Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:43PM EST

                            MONTREAL -- An Air Canada passenger travelling from Montreal to Vancouver on Valentine's Day has tested positive for coronavirus.

                            The airline confirmed that it was advised Saturday by the BC Centre for Disease Control that a passenger tested positive for COVID-19...

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                            • #15
                              Source: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-health-off...d-19-1.4825095

                              B.C. health officials to give update on COVID-19
                              Alyse Kotyk
                              CTVNewsVancouver.ca reporter
                              Published Monday, February 24, 2020 8:41AM PST

                              VANCOUVER -- Health officials in B.C. are expected to give an update on COVID-19 – previously referred to as novel coronavirus – Monday morning.

                              Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix, B.C.'s health minister, are expected to give the update at 9 a.m. in Victoria.

                              The province has committed to giving regular updates on the virus, but those typically happen on Tuesdays and Fridays...

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