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

(August 10) 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

Fraser Health issued another alert about a potential COVID-19 exposure at a Surrey “rave” Organizers claim everything was done by the book. Aaron McArthur reports.... Read more
Published: 2 hours ago
Source: Global News BC
By Aaron McArthur
While downtown Vancouver condo sales have collapsed, the Fraser Valley is seeing a surge in home sales according to the latest real estate data. And as Catherine Urquhart reports, the single family home frenzy east of the city may be linked to the pandemic.... Read more
Published: 6 hours ago
Source: Global News BC
By Catherine Urquhart
The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s annual Climb for Alzheimer’s is going province-wide virtually. Normally the society tackles North Vancouver’s Grouse Grind every September, but due to COVID-19, that’s not possible this year. So they’re accepting a different challenge. “We’re giving people the opportunity to get out and hike and climb... Read more
Published: 6 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By Cole Sorenson
Sony wants cast and crew of the U.S. series tested roughly three times each week, according to a source.... Read more
Published: 6 hours ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
Outdoor walls are being brought to life in a big way in Nanaimo as artists transform grey walls with graffiti into head-turning pieces. The large works of art are part of the inaugural Hub City Walls, Nanaimo’s mural festival underway that’s being put on by the Humanity in Community Foundation... Read more
Published: 6 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By Skye Ryan
B.C. is no longer seeing the low COVID-19 case numbers the province was reporting back in June. On Monday, the province reported 131 cases over 72 hours, for a total of 4,065 cases in British Columbia. The total number of active cases rose to 445, a number that has tripled... Read more
Published: 6 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By Jasmine Bala
The summer is only halfway over, but the 'new normal' hasn’t slowed down the number of search and rescue calls crews get. In fact, both the Coquitlam and North Shore teams are seeing spikes.... Read more
Published: 6 hours ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
The Nanaimo Fringe Festival is getting worldwide attention for keeping the show going despite the pandemic. The organizers of Nanaimo’s Fringe Festival say adapting to COVID-19 restrictions is allowing them to bring performances to a whole new audience. While most fringe festivals across the country, including Victoria’s, were cancelled, the... Read more
Published: 6 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By Kendall Hanson
Global BC reporter Keith Baldrey asks B.C.’s provincial health officer about how Vancouver Canucks fans can safely celebrate hockey playoffs during the pandemic. Dr. Bonnie Henry also comments on the Toronto Maple Leafs failing to qualify for the NHL post-season.... Read more
Published: 6 hours ago
Source: Global News BC
Despite the ongoing pandemic, the operators of sports bars are hoping the Vancouver Canucks playoff appearance will lead to a major bump in business. Ted Chernecki reports... Read more
Published: 7 hours ago
Source: Global News BC
By Ted Chernecki
A Vancouver restaurant manager is warning patrons to not show up in big groups after he turned away a group of party bus goers. Now B.C.’s restaurant association is calling on party buses and limo operators to come up with better plans during the COVID-19 crisis. The post B.C. bar... Read more
Published: 7 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CBC News
Daniel Toye was heading out for a hot chocolate when he came across the aftermath of the second of two serious Victoria stabbings Sunday night. Toye found a young man, in a big pool of blood, in the middle of a busy downtown Victoria street. “I didn’t have too much... Read more
Published: 7 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By Tess van Straaten
A Nanaimo woman says she knew she would be buying a luxury hairdryer as soon as she got the news she won $500,000 in a Lotto Max draw. “I’m going to call my hairdresser right away and order one,” Debra Allen told the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC). Allen purchased... Read more
Published: 7 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CHEK News
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reports 131 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 72-hours on Monday, August 10. The number of active cases in the province jumped from 386 on Friday to 445 on Monday.... Read more
Published: 8 hours ago
Source: Global News BC