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

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Recovered

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COVID-19 Cases by BC Health Region

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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

(August 20) B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer’s Daily Update

Dr Bonnie Henry

Coping with COVID-19 Anxiety

Anxiety Canada discusses coping mechanisms during the pandemic.

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

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in B.C. has reached its lowest level in more than a year.... Read more
Published: 5 hours ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
A new report says misinformation about COVID-19 contributed to more than 2,800 Canadian deaths and at least $300 million in hospital and ICU visits.... Read more
Published: 13 hours ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
First there was the toxic drug crisis, then the COVID-19 pandemic, then a worker shortage. These compounding crises have put Vancouver's paramedics and dipatchers under unprecedented strain.... Read more
Published: 1 day ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
The Bank of Canada raised its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point Wednesday and said it expects this to be the last rate hike of the cycle. The rate increase marks the eighth consecutive hike since March as the central bank fights off decades-high inflation. Its... Read more
Published: 1 day ago
Source: CHEK News
By The Canadian Press
Vancouver Island sheep farmers are dealing with too much wool. Their sheep have to be sheared, but they don’t have enough purchasers willing to buy the wool. “It’s not the value it used to have,” says John Buchanan, who has owned and operated Parry Bay Farms for the last 50... Read more
Published: 1 day ago
Source: CHEK News
By Kori Sidaway
A teacher from Northern B.C. who "angrily" disrupted a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in a high school cafeteria and told kids the shots were "poisonous" has been formally reprimanded by the province's Commissioner for Teacher Regulation.... Read more
Published: 2 days ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
Hudson’s Bay is laying off two per cent of its total workforce, estimated to be about 250 employees, largely within Canada. The layoffs will impact corporate roles at The Bay and Hudson’s Bay, the retailer’s online and brick-and-mortar operations, respectively, the company said Tuesday. Retail workers in stores are not... Read more
Published: 2 days ago
Source: CHEK News
By The Canadian Press
The federal government declared victory over a massive backlog of passport applications Tuesday as the social development minister announced that 98 per cent of the delayed applications have now been processed. Most new passport applications were being processed on time by October, but thousands of people who applied before then... Read more
Published: 2 days ago
Source: CHEK News
By The Canadian Press
Other COVID-19 figures, influenza cases are trending down while RSV cases remain high... Read more
Published: 2 days ago
Source: VicNews
By Wolf Depner
Conference Board of Canada says more evenly distributed migration would be helpful... Read more
Published: 3 days ago
Source: VicNews
By The Canadian Press
After two years of pandemic cancelled festivities, Canada’s oldest Chinatown is bringing back in-person Lunar New Year celebrations. Victoria is welcoming the year of the rabbit with three weeks of celebrations to kick off the lunar calendar, which is based on the moon’s cycles and falls on a different day... Read more
Published: 4 days ago
Source: CHEK News
By Mackenzie Read
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — From beach cities to snow-covered streets, abortion supporters rallied by the thousands on Sunday to demand protections for reproductive rights and mark the 50th anniversary of the now-overturned Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision that established federal protections for the procedure. The reversal of Roe... Read more
Published: 4 days ago
Source: CHEK News
By Ethan Morneau
The median price for a single-family home in Hawaii topped $900,000 during the pandemic... Read more
Published: 4 days ago
Source: VicNews
By Associated Press
HONG KONG (AP) — Rabbits scamper around a play area in a climate-controlled building in suburban Hong Kong, some climbing a castle made of wood while others explore a cotton tunnel. In one of the world’s most densely populated cities, where most apartments range from small to miniscule, rabbits are... Read more
Published: 4 days ago
Source: CHEK News
By Ethan Morneau