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

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COVID-19 Cases by BC Health Region

Updated Daily

Island Health

Vancouver Health

Fraser Health

Interior Health

Northern Health

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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

(September 14) 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

Since students returned to classrooms around British Columbia less than two weeks ago, regional health authorities have reported 16 exposures of COVID-19 in elementary and secondary schools, with Surrey’s school district reporting four more this weekend. The post B.C. schools and health authorities report at least 20 COVID-19 exposures appeared first... Read more
Published: 4 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CBC News
A recent B.C. government announcement appears to have hit a home run with local sports organizations. On Friday, the province announced $1.5 million in funding for community sports organizations to help survive the pandemic. The funding will help local sports clubs and organizations weathering the impacts of the COVID-19 pay their... Read more
Published: 4 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By Ben Nesbit
There are growing hints that the B.C. NDP government may be preparing to call a snap fall election and as Grace Ke reports, there are questions about how the public would cast their vote during a global pandemic.... Read more
Published: 4 hours ago
Source: Global News BC
By Grace Ke
  Rumours continue to swirl about the possibility of a provincial election being called any day now. In this episode of the New Normal, CHEK’s Stacy Ross speaks to newly named BC Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau about the possibility of a provincial election. Furstenau says it would be irresponsible... Read more
Published: 5 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CHEK News
Another B.C. politician has no intention of running in the next provincial election, whenever that may be. Claire Trevena, North Island MLA, announced in a press release Sunday that she will not seek re-election in the next provincial election. “I will not be seeking re-election in the next provincial election.... Read more
Published: 6 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CHEK News
The Boston Marathon was cancelled because of the pandemic. Then wildfire smoke delayed the virtual event. But 83-year-old Rod Waterlow would not be deterred. The post Boston Marathon’s oldest qualified runner completes virtual race in Vancouver appeared first on CHEK.... Read more
Published: 6 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CBC News
Saanich musicians recording for first time since 2008... Read more
Published: 7 hours ago
Source: VicNews
By Travis Paterson
The COVID-19 pandemic has made housing affordability an even bigger issue... Read more
Published: 7 hours ago
Source: VicNews
By The Canadian Press
More than 300,000 new cases of coronavirus reported worldwide for the third straight day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were 304,800 new cases of COVID-19 reported to them on Sept. 20, bringing the total number of reported worldwide in the past 72 hours to 934,019. It’s the... Read more
Published: 7 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By Nicholas Pescod
With British Columbia in the midst of an overdose crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, a Vancouver company has developed a new device to help save the lives of people using drugs while self-isolating.... Read more
Published: 8 hours ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
The COVID-19 pandemic has pummelled Canada’s automobile industry but it’s the lack of supply that’s helping to short-circuit electric vehicle adoption across the country. Electric vehicle sales plunged along with gasoline-fuelled models in the second quarter of the year, when dealerships joined widespread lockdowns to prevent the virus’s spread. As... Read more
Published: 9 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CHEK News
Some governments have been praised for being direct and science-driven in the way they’ve communicated about the COVID-19 pandemic. Other countries, notably the United States – have been hit with criticism for public health messages not based on science. Dr. Heidi Tworek, and Associate Professor in International History and Public... Read more
Published: 11 hours ago
Source: Global News BC
It’s been an eventful year for novelist Eden Robinson. The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t prevented the motion picture adaptations of her novels from hitting the silver screen, and it hasn’t kept her from completing her Trickster trilogy. The post B.C. author Eden Robinson having a productive year despite pandemic disruptions appeared first on CHEK.... Read more
Published: 11 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By CBC News
Administrators in B.C. and around the country are also looking to expand voting by mail during the pandemic... Read more
Published: 13 hours ago
Source: VicNews
By The Canadian Press