COVID-19 in British Columbia

This is your source for all COVID-19 / coronavirus based news from official news sources within British Columbia.

COVID-19 in British Columbia

Confirmed Cases

310

Active

Recovered

Deaths

COVID-19 Cases by BC Health Region

Updated Daily

Island Health

Vancouver Health

Fraser Health

Interior Health

Northern Health

Help Front-line Health Care Workers in British Columbia: COVID19Therapy.ca

Tell them about our sister site COVID19Therapy.ca where Registered Counsellors and Psychotherapists in British Columbia are offering individual and personal support to front-line health care workers – free of charge – through 3 personal video or phone sessions.

Spread The Word! Our new sister site offers free counseling for front-line health care workers in British Columbia: COVID19Therapy.ca

The Latest Update from Dr. Bonnie Henry

(May 23) B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer’s Daily Update

Coping with COVID-19 Anxiety

Anxiety Canada discusses coping mechanisms during the pandemic.

The following data may not exactly match the above data due to varying sources and update frequency.

COVID-19 Cases in British Columbia Over Time

Data Note: data is not provided on Sundays and therefore is missing from the above chart. (Source)

Suggested Resources for BC Residents

Important Phone Numbers

  • Call 811 if you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Call 1-888-268-4319 for non-health related COVID-19 information

Official Resources

Mental Health Resources

  • Our sister site COVID19Therapy.ca where Registered Counsellors and Psychotherapists in British Columbia are offering individual and personal support to front-line health care workers – free of charge – through 3 personal video or phone sessions.
  • Licensed psychologist pro-bono mental health support (Canada-wide) for front-line service providers.
  • BounceBack BC: “a free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry.”
  • Anxiety Canada: Learn about anxiety and how to cope with anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BC University & College COVID-19 Resources

Other Provincially Informative Websites

Paths to COVID-19 Infection in B.C.

Source: BC Surveillance Summary. Jan1 – Apr 7, 2020 (N=1291)

BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool

“This self-assessment tool, developed with the BC Ministry of Health, will help determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself, or on behalf of someone else, if they are unable to.”

You can access the self-assessment tool on the web here.

OR, install the Support App and Self-Assessment Tool for your mobile device:

 

Install the COVID-19 App from Google Play Install the COVID-19 App from the App Store

BC Government Statements

The Latest COVID-19 News in British Columbia

Police in Oak Bay have seen a surge in domestic dispute calls during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a new report, Oak Bay Police experienced a 300 per cent increase in domestic disputes calls, and a 50 per cent increase in assault calls, compared to the same time period last... Read more
Published: 5 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CHEK News
For Muslims, Eid Al-Fitr is one of the holiest times of the year, marking the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting from sunrise to sunset. But it’s also so much more than that. “Although in Ramadan it is important to give, it goes above and beyond giving to charity,”... Read more
Published: 5 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By Rebecca Lawrence
The body of 35-year-old Capt. Jennifer Casey returned to her hometown of Halifax on Sunday aboard a military plane that had left Abbotsford earlier in the day. She was met by grieving family members and dignitaries who were there to pay their last respects. “Accidents happen and no matter how... Read more
Published: 5 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By Dean Stoltz
As B.C. prepares for a very different summer amid COVID-19 restrictions, the province’s top doctor is urging residents to staycation and support tourist-reliant industries that are struggling to survive the pandemic. Keith Baldrey reports.... Read more
Published: 6 hours ago
Source: Global News BC
By Keith Baldrey
After a nearly two-month delay due to COVID-19, Iron and Wood Golf Simulator is ready to tee off. “Yeah, [the pandemic] is something you can’t plan for, so if this is the situation, pandemic or not, we’re ready for it,” said Derek Orr, owner and operator of Iron and Wood... Read more
Published: 6 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By Kevin Charach
Exhibition raises millions for COVID-19 relief funds... Read more
Published: 6 hours ago
Source: VicNews
By The Canadian Press
A total of 93 people from Victoria’s homeless population have moved off the streets and into hotel rooms at the Comfort Inn. “Having a door that you can lock, having a bathroom that you don’t have to share with other people, having a bath for the first time in a... Read more
Published: 6 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By Jasmine Bala
The provincial government put a temporary freeze on evictions at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in a move to help struggling renters who may be out of work but as Aaron McArthur reports, it’s leaving some landlords in a tight situation.... Read more
Published: 6 hours ago
Source: Global News BC
By Aaron McArthur
As efforts to relocate the homeless living along Pandora Avenue continues, police say they’ve had to make some arrests. In a recent post on Twitter, Victoria Police said they have made arrests during the ongoing decampment of homeless people living on Pandora Green and elsewhere along the 1000 and 900-blocks... Read more
Published: 7 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CHEK News
Shelley Morris is the CEO of the Cridge Centre for the Family. “The Cridge Centre for the Family is actually the oldest charitable non-profit operating in British Columbia,” Morris says. “We do work with immigrant and refugee families, victims of intimate partner violence, brain injury survivors, with children of all... Read more
Published: 7 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By Veronica Cooper
More front-line officers on road in mobile offices... Read more
Published: 9 hours ago
Source: VicNews
By Aaron Guillen
Restaurants and cafés in downtown Nanaimo could soon be allowed to expand their patio space. At an upcoming council meeting on May 25, Nanaimo city councillors will decide whether or not to approve a proposed temporary program that would give downtown restaurants and cafés the ability to add or expand... Read more
Published: 9 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CHEK News
South Island Prosperity Project launches new dashboard to measure effects of COVID-19... Read more
Published: 10 hours ago
Source: VicNews
By Shalu Mehta
Students in Thompson Rivers University's respiratory therapy program graduated early to help on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. Shaw is one of 65 students who wer... Read more
Published: 11 hours ago
Source: Global News BC
By Simon Little