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

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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

(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 Environment Ministry is encouraging people to check the BC Parks website before heading into the great outdoors because some parks are still closed due to repairs from last year’s extreme weather. It says more than 100,000 reservations have been booked on the BC Parks’ new system as a greater... Read more
Published: 7 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CHEK News
Popularity of online courses has increased since start of pandemic... Read more
Published: 7 hours ago
Source: VicNews
By Wire Service
From BC Ferries to Victoria’s International Airport, travel on this May long weekend is hitting pre-pandemic levels, meaning long lines and heavy traffic. As of early Friday morning at Swartz Bay, a lineup of cars was already building. “Bring snacks. Brings some water. Bring no expectations because you’re gonna wait,”... Read more
Published: 1 day ago
Source: CHEK News
By Kori Sidaway
The number of COVID-19 patients in B.C. hospitals reached its lowest point in weeks on Thursday, and regional data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control shows the decline was driven by hospitals in the Lower Mainland.... Read more
Published: 1 day ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
A popular annual event in Campbell River has been cancelled for the third year in a row. The City of Campbell River says the 2022 Wings ‘N’ Wheels event will not be taking place this year due to construction at the airport. The event had been scheduled to take place... Read more
Published: 1 day ago
Source: CHEK News
By CHEK News
Travellers by air, land or sea should expect longer than normal wait times and adjust accordingly... Read more
Published: 1 day ago
Source: VicNews
By Cole Schisler
It’s expected to be the busiest travel weekend in nearly two years, as British Columbians mark the May long weekend without strict pandemic measures.... Read more
Published: 1 day ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
The Group of Seven leading economies agreed Friday to provide $19.8 billion in economic aid to Ukraine to ensure its finances do not hinder its ability to defend itself from Russia’s invasion. German Finance Minister Christian Lindner told reporters that $9.5 billion of the total amount was mobilized at meetings of the... Read more
Published: 1 day ago
Source: CHEK News
By Nicholas Pescod
The money was supposed to be COVID-19 assistance for low-income households in a small Japanese town, but it was mistakenly wired to a bank account of a resident who refused to return it and spent most of it on online gambling, police said. Sho Taguchi, a 24-year-old jobless resident in the town of Abu in western Japan,... Read more
Published: 2 days ago
Source: CHEK News
By Nicholas Pescod
Some provinces say they’re keeping watch for monkeypox as Montreal officials investigate 17 suspected cases in the region. But health authorities are assuring a pandemic-rattled population that the risk posed by the virus is low. The disease is typically limited to Africa, but a number of European countries have reported... Read more
Published: 2 days ago
Source: CHEK News
By The Canadian Press
In the latest COVID data, B.C. health officials say there were 59 people who died and 540 people in hospital. Between May 8 and May 14 there were 334 people admitted to hospital with COVID. In the same week, 59 people died within 30 days of a COVID test, though... Read more
Published: 2 days ago
Source: CHEK News
By Laura Brougham
Travellers heading to Vancouver International Airport this weekend are being warned to expect the busiest weekend the airport has seen since the start of the pandemic.... Read more
Published: 2 days ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
The number of COVID-19 patients in B.C. hospitals has declined since last week, but remains elevated compared to where it was when the province first switched to weekly reporting of pandemic data.... Read more
Published: 2 days ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
Aretha Greatrix had to do a double take last month, when she got a text message and email thanking her for renewing her subscription to OutTV. The Edmonton filmmaker signed up for an annual subscription to the specialty streaming service years ago to watch “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” but swore she... Read more
Published: 2 days ago
Source: CHEK News
By The Canadian Press