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

(Jan. 22) 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

Another staff member at the Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence long-term care home in Nanaimo has tested positive for COVID-19. Island Health said in a statement issued Saturday the infected staff member was identified through mass testing performed at the facility earlier this week and that the positive test was confirmed... Read more
Published: 2 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CHEK News
This story will be regularly updated with exposures reported within a two-week period. ... Read more
Published: 2 hours ago
Source: Global News BC
By Simon Little
The province is getting set to release a report assessing the COVID response in long term care homes. The B.C. Care Providers’ Association was among the groups involved in the consultation process.CEO Terry Lake discusses their role in the review.... Read more
Published: 2 hours ago
Source: Global News BC
UBC Epidemiologist Dan Coombs weighs in on the province’s age-based vaccine rollout plan.... Read more
Published: 2 hours ago
Source: Global News BC
Vancouver City Councillor and PNE Board Chair Lisa Dominato discuss the urgent need to help the PNE stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more
Published: 2 hours ago
Source: Global News BC
Officials say the pair chartered a small plane to Beaver Creek, Yukon, where they were able to get the Moderna vaccine at a mobile clinic by saying they were local workers.... Read more
Published: 3 hours ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
Need a new socially distanced activity? Try cold water swimming this winter. The post Cold water swimming offers some a thrill and respite from the pandemic appeared first on CHEK.... Read more
Published: 4 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CBC News
If an employee spent more than 50 per cent of their time over four consecutive weeks working from home, they are eligible to make home office expense deductions. Mark Ting, CBC’s finance columnist, has some advice for those working at home due to the pandemic. The post Did you work... Read more
Published: 5 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CBC News
Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary people helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87. King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted. No cause of death was... Read more
Published: 6 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CBC News
Toilets, showers and other critical infrastructure for the city’s most vulnerable should be permanent, not weather or pandemic-dependent say those with lived experience. The post Homelessness in Vancouver won’t end with COVID-19, say advocates urging forever services, not fleeting aid appeared first on CHEK.... Read more
Published: 7 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CBC News
Published: 13 hours ago
Source: Times Colonist
By Laura Dhillon Kane
Canada is on the hunt for highly contagious strains of the coronavirus, but experts say they could already be spreading across the country and we may not be able to keep up with surveillance as more outbreaks occur. The post Canada is on the hunt for coronavirus variants — but... Read more
Published: 13 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CBC News
Stuart Pagaduan, elected councillor of Cowichan Tribes, created a raised fist poster the day North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring slammed what he called fear-based racist comments directed at the First Nations community that has seen a huge increase of COVID-19 cases. The post Cowichan Tribes councillor launches online poster campaign... Read more
Published: 15 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CBC News
People with compromised immune systems and front-line workers say they should be among the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine instead of the aged-based vaccination plan announced Friday morning. The post Front-line workers, chronically ill concerned about low priority in B.C.’s new COVID-19 vaccine plan appeared first on CHEK.... Read more
Published: 18 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CBC News