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

Active

Recovered

Deaths

COVID-19 Cases by BC Health Region

Updated Daily

Island Health

Vancouver Health

Fraser Health

Interior Health

Northern Health

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The Latest Update from Dr. Bonnie Henry

(Nov. 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

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

Health officials say a WestJet flight that landed Monday in Victoria had an identified case of COVID-19 onboard. BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is warning passengers about potential exposure to COVID-19 onboard WestJet flight 3349 that arrived at Victoria International Airport from Edmonton on Nov. 23. The affected rows... Read more
Published: 6 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CHEK News
Island Health says it has identified an additional case of COVID-19 related to an outbreak declared at a long-term care home in Port Alberni last week. Island Health says this is the third case, and is the second resident of the Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens to come down with the virus.... Read more
Published: 7 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CHEK News
Global BC hosts another town hall to discuss the province’s response to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with strict new measures recently enacted such as mandatory masks in indoor, public places. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix join News Hour at 6 anchors... Read more
Published: 7 hours ago
Source: Global News BC
The Fraser Health region is seeing the same per capita infection numbers as Alberta and Nunavut, and isn’t far behind Manitoba, where the coronavirus is spreading so quickly there are now “code red” restrictions in Winnipeg and a test positivity rate of 14 per cent.... Read more
Published: 8 hours ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
Canada’s coronavirus case count continues to climb as new restriction on business operations and social gatherings are put into effect. Aaron McArthur reports... Read more
Published: 8 hours ago
Source: Global News BC
By Aaron McArthur
Burnaby Hospital is still struggling to deal with the first major hospital outbreak of COVID-19 in B.C. Grace Ke has the details.... Read more
Published: 8 hours ago
Source: Global News BC
By Grace Ke
An error in data collection resulted in a higher number of COVID-19 cases reported on Tuesday than actually occurred. But as Keith Baldrey reports, the correct numbers are still nothing to celebrate.... Read more
Published: 8 hours ago
Source: Global News BC
By Keith Baldrey
British Columbia is getting tougher on controlling the spread of COVID-19, as case numbers continue to break records. Robin Gill explains the province’s new rules on face masks, and the calls for more restrictions in one particular region.... Read more
Published: 8 hours ago
Source: Global News BC
By Robin Gill
While COVID-19 the numbers were grim once again, there was some inadvertent good news from B.C.’s provincial health officer on Wednesday. Due to errors in data collection for a week’s worth of cases in the Fraser Health region, Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer, revised several of this week’s... Read more
Published: 8 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By Mary Griffin
As Fraser Health works to get a major COVID-19 outbreak at Burnaby Hospital under control, the union representing nurses says workers need better access to personal protective equipment.... Read more
Published: 8 hours ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
People have stepped up protocols in light of COVID-19 cases showing up in Qualicum Beach. In recent weeks, there have been several public notifications of potential exposures which is a serious concern for a town with the oldest population in Canada. Residents say the town’s streets are quieter, the feeling... Read more
Published: 8 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By Kendall Hanson
Fifteen days after his child was born, Dave McIntosh proudly carried his son out of Abbotsford Regional Hospital Wednesday afternoon.... Read more
Published: 8 hours ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
The Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council has announced its annual awards will pay homage to businesses and individuals who are making a difference. Called the COVID Heroes Awards, the awards will recognize and honour those who have made a difference amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The award ceremony will... Read more
Published: 9 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By Cole Sorenson
Masks are an important method of preventing transmission of COVID-19, according to a Nanaimo infectious disease physician. “It’s not something that is standalone effective,” said Dr. David Forrest, an infectious disease and critical care physician at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. “[But] this is an incredibly important and effective intervention... Read more
Published: 9 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By Jasmine Bala