Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates May 6

Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates May 6


  • Provincial and Island Health Data


New Cases

Total cases

Total Recovered

Total currently hospitalized (ICU)

Total Deaths





74 (19)


Island Health




2 (0)


  • Provincial announcement on reopening BC
    • BC will move to phase two of BC’s Restart Plan in mid-May. This will include rescheduling elective surgeries and allowing medically related services to resume. More details will be shared tomorrow.
    • If the transmission rate remains low, phase three will begin between June and September (medical staff website).
  • Online overdose reporting now available
    • New tool helps support overdose surveillance reports and add insight to overdose events (medical staff website).
  • CEO/Chief Medical Health Officer Update May 6
    • The Vice President Medicine and Quality position (filled on an interim basis by Dr. Ben Williams and Dr. Ian Thompson, following the departure of Dr. Jeremy Etherington) was posted today. Applications will be accepted for two weeks (medical staff website).

Webinars/Education opportunities

  • Thursday, May 7, 8am Rural COVID-19 Rounds: Ask a Rural Internist. Dr. Chester Morris (Duncan) (medical staff website)
  • Thursday May 7, 6pm Virtual Care Supports: Getting Patients Back to Practice (medical staff website)

If you have any questions, please email