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

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.

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The Latest Update from Dr. Bonnie Henry

(May 6) 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

In the wake of the B.C. Centre for Disease Control updating its public messaging to acknowledge aerosol spread of COVID-19, calls are growing for a change in public messaging. The province’s top doctor, however, is downplaying the significance of airborne spread of the coronavirus.... Read more
Published: 1 hour ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
The Greater Victoria School District is allocating nearly half a million dollars back into music programs in its proposed 2021-2022 school year budget after finding additional funds and hearing feedback from the community. “I hear so clearly how much music education is valued in our schools and so [this] move... Read more
Published: 2 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By Jasmine Bala
British Columbia health officials have reported 694 new cases and one death from COVID-19 since their last update on Wednesday. The number of confirmed cases in B.C. climbs to 133,619 while the province’s death toll now stands at 1,595. Of the new cases, 153 were recorded in Vancouver Coastal Health,... Read more
Published: 3 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By Jeff Lawrence
Health officials have added more than a dozen neighbourhoods across B.C.'s Lower Mainland to the list of high-transmission areas where residents age 30 and up are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.... Read more
Published: 3 hours ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
Health officials have added more than a dozen neighbourhoods across B.C.'s Lower Mainland to the list of high-transmission areas where residents age 30 and up are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.... Read more
Published: 3 hours ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
The latest map of cumulative COVID-19 cases in B.C. since the start of the pandemic shows just a handful of regions that have been hit the hardest over time.... Read more
Published: 4 hours ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
The Province continues to expand the age eligibility for residents of British Columbia to get their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, residents aged 49 and over are eligible to register and book their vaccine appointment, however, the government is planning on dropping the age imminently. According to a... Read more
Published: 4 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By Graham Cox
Starting Tuesday, people born in 1981 and earlier will be able to schedule their inoculation against the virus... Read more
Published: 4 hours ago
Source: VicNews
By Sarah Grochowski
All Surrey elementary and secondary students now have access to COVID-19 gargle tests, says Fraser Health.... Read more
Published: 5 hours ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
Pfizer and BioNTech are donating COVID-19 doses to inoculate athletes and officials preparing for the Olympics... Read more
Published: 5 hours ago
Source: VicNews
By The Canadian Press
Vaccination vans will be stationed in Times Square and other visitor-heavy spots, says mayor... Read more
Published: 5 hours ago
Source: VicNews
By Associated Press
A brand new tourist attraction, the Malahat Skywalk, is currently being built on Vancouver Island and it has plans to open to the public by this coming July. This new attraction is described as “the ultimate natural high” with views from the lookout at 250 metres above sea level, according... Read more
Published: 6 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CHEK News
Fewer than 200 active cases on the Island, down from highs of 500-plus earlier this spring... Read more
Published: 6 hours ago
Source: VicNews
By Nanaimo News Staff
Reader says lockdowns not stopping COVID coronavirus infections... Read more
Published: 6 hours ago
Source: VicNews
By Wire Service