Tuesday, May 11, 2021


COVID-19

Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Polls suggest majority support for ‘vaccine passports’ in Canada

Some say the virus is here to stay, and that may mean carrying documentation.

BC health officials report 1,759 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

Island Health reported 50 new cases this past weekend.

Two major Vancouver Island festivals postponed until 2022

We'll have to wait another year 🤠 😭

BC health officials report 722 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, May 7th

BC has vaccinated over 2 million people.

People 40 and over in BC can book their COVID-19 vaccine starting next week

43% of BC's eligible target population of 4.3 million have received their first dose of vaccine.
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694 new cases of COVID-19 were reported by BC health officials on Thursday, May...

BC expects to vaccinate 2 million people by the end of today.
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BC’s vaccination program has been extended to include kids 12 and over

Canada becomes the first country to approve vaccines for ages 12+.

BC reports 572 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday May 5th, fewest in 6 weeks

The vaccine program has been extended to include ages 12+.

COVID-19 outbreak at Craigdarroch Care Home declared over

Two staff members tested positive.

697 new cases of COVID-19 reported by BC health officials on Tuesday, May 4th

Over 32,000 people received a COVID-19 vaccine in one day.
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COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Victoria long-term care home

One resident died in the outbreak.

Large events not likely to happen this summer in BC: Dr. Bonnie Henry

Smaller arts festivals are more likely.
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BC health officials announce 2,174 new cases for a three-day period on Monday, May...

Island Health reported 61 new cases over the weekend.

BC health officials report 740 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, April 30th

The 7-day rolling average has dropped under 1,000.

BC residents 50 and older will begin getting vaccinated next week

BC has been averaging over 40,000 vaccinations a day.

Here’s how the province will enforce the new travel restrictions in BC

Two more reasons for essential travel were added to the list today.

BC health officials report 874 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, April 29th

The province expects to start receiving shipments of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine next week.

London Drugs offers designated shelf space to struggling restaurants in BC

We wouldn't mind seeing Japanese Village steak sauce on the shelves! 🤤

841 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in BC on Wednesday April 28th

There are currently 8,009 active cases in BC.

The BC government legislates paid leave for workers to get COVID-19 vaccine

Retroactive to April 19th

People 30 and over can now get the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in BC

Supply remains low on Vancouver Island.

Four Greater Victoria schools added to COVID-19 exposure list Tuesday night

There are currently 16 ongoing exposure or cluster outbreaks in schools across Vancouver Island.

BC health officials report 799 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, April 27th

There are currently 263 active cases on Vancouver Island.

2,491 new cases of COVID-19 were reported for a three-day period on Monday, April...

There are currently 8,199 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

Three schools added to possible COVID-19 exposure list in Victoria

There are currently 12 Vancouver Island schools on the COVID exposure list.
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BC health officials report 1,001 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, April 23rd

Island Health reported 24 new cases of COVID-19.

Island Health pens open letter about COVID-19 third wave

“Our health-care teams are tired. Many are on the verge of exhaustion.”

Dispatchers are asking people to stop calling 911 about travel restrictions in BC

Yes, people are actually calling 911. 🙄
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BC Ferries will now deny travel to people travelling for non-essential reasons

Non-essential travelers may face a $575 fine.

Travelling outside your health region in BC for non-essential purposes could get you a...

These orders are effective immediately.

Island Health declares another COVID-19 outbreak at long-term care home in Victoria

Two staff members have tested positive.

BC health officials report 1,006 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, April 22nd

A new outbreak has been reported at a Victoria long-term care home.

Fifth strain of COVID-19 variant confirmed in Canada on Wednesday

BC confirms 39 cases of the B1617 double mutant strain.
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Island Health reports COVID-19 outbreak at Victoria long-term care home

Two more cases have also been identified in the ongoing Nanaimo Hospital outbreak.

30% of Island Health’s adult population have received their COVID-19 vaccine

40% to go before Island Health reaches herd immunity!

BC health officials report 862 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, April 21st

As of now, Island Health reported 25 new cases of COVID-19.

BC Health officials report 849 new cases of COVID-19 for Tuesday, April 20th

There are currently 9,145 active cases of COVID-19 in BC.

BC’s Minister of Public Safety clarifies travel restrictions regarding random stops

There will be no random individual stops.

Langford business first on Vancouver Island to close temporarily due to COVID-19 cluster

A gym was ordered to close for at least ten days

People 40 and over can now get the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in BC

High-risk communities will receive specific clinics.

2,960 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on Monday, April 19th

As of this Friday, intra-provincial travel will be banned.

Fines will be issued if you leave your health region in BC, starting Friday

BC Ferries will no longer accept recreational vehicles that are travelling for leisure outside their health region.

BC’s ban on indoor dining and other restrictions has been extended for another 5...

Through to the end of May long weekend.

Everyone over 18 in BC will be able to register for their COVID-19 vaccine...

You'll get a text or email when it's time for the vaccine.

Multiple Vancouver Island flights added to BCCDC list of COVID-19 exposures

Flights from Victoria, Nanaimo, and Comox Valley have been added.

1,005 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC on Friday, April 16th

The Province continues to vaccinate over 40,000 people a day.
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Here’s why Canada is seeing less Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, and more Pfizer

Moderna has reduced shipments by almost 55%.

1,205 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC on Thursday, April 15th

There are over 10,000 active cases in the province.

1,168 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC on Wednesday, April 14th

41,839 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in one day.
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