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COVID-19

Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

BC health officials report 768 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, September 17th

102 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

COVID-19 outbreak at Sunset Lodge has been declared over by Island Health

The outbreak was responsible for 6 resident deaths.

BC health officials report 706 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, September 16th

81 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Health Canada authorizes Pfizer, Moderna vaccines as interim order expires

It’s been officially authorized for everyone 12 and over.

BC health officials report 661 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 15th

66 new cases and 2 deaths were reported in the Island Health region.

COVID-19 outbreak at Victoria long-term care home claims two more lives

The death toll has now reached 6.

BC health officials report 677 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, September 14th

There are now over 6,000 active cases in the province.
Dr. Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix

BC health officials to resume weekly COVID-19 live updates on Tuesdays

Starting today at 1 p.m.

Victoria man arrested after dousing someone with hot liquid at anti-vaccine card protest

Officers patrolled medical facilities throughout the day Monday.

BC health officials report 1,984 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

There were two new deaths in the Island Health region.

BC health officials will begin to provide third doses of COVID-19 vaccine to immunocompromised

As a condition of employment, BC will require health care workers to be immunized.
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11 Vancouver Island schools experienced COVID-19 exposures last week

Island Health has not yet reported any of the cases.

BC residents will need to show proof of vaccination starting today

Bars and nightclubs are among places requiring proof.

BC health officials report 820 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, September 10th

9 deaths were reported, the highest one-day total since February 25th.

BC health officials report 774 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, September 9th

People not vaccinated are 34 times more likely to be hospitalized than those fully vaccinated.

Unvaccinated COVID-19 patients make up large majority of ICU beds in BC

Minister Dix said that no one under 50 in ICU is fully-vaccinated.

The Island Health COVID-19 Vax Van will be at Ribfest this weekend

First and second doses will be available

BC health officials report 814 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 8th

90 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Three more deaths linked to COVID-19 outbreak at long-term care home in Victoria

There have been four deaths since the outbreak began.
Dr. Bonnie Henry

BC health officials report 2,425 new cases of COVID-19 for a four-day period on...

There were four new deaths in the Island Health region.

Here’s how the BC Vaccine Card will work starting September 13th

Physical proof of vaccination will be accepted until September 27th.

UVic urges students to avoid gatherings after party of ‘several hundred’ this past weekend

Beginning this week, students will need proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend class.

Island Health launches a second Vax Van this Labour Day long weekend

The van will be set up at popular shopping centres in Victoria and Nanaimo
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BC health officials report 671 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, September 3rd

There are currently 21 active health care outbreaks in the province.

London Drugs implements mandatory vaccination policy for employees

Vaccination will be a condition of employment as of November 1st.

Father pleads with the unvaccinated as son waits for bed in the ICU at...

His 38-year-old son suffered sudden heart failure and is currently in a coma.

Another staff member has tested positive in large COVID-19 outbreak at Victoria long-term care...

15 staff members and 20 residents have tested positive in the outbreak

BC health officials report 801 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, September 2nd

66 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Royal Roads University will hold three COVID-19 vaccination clinics this month

Both first and second doses will be administered

Island Health workers verbally assaulted and harassed during Wednesday’s vaccine passport protest

One healthcare worker was physically assaulted.

BC health officials report 785 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 1st

One new death was reported on Vancouver Island at Sunny Lodge long-term care home.
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Esquimalt cafe closes business in protest over BC vaccine card

Owners have joined a protest currently taking place at BC’s legislature.

COVID-19 outbreak at Victoria long-term care home claims one residents life

So far, 26 people have been infected.

Vancouver Island summer camp shuts down activities early due to COVID-19 outbreak

At least 20 children and a dozen staff tested positive for the virus.

Fourth wave of COVID-19 pandemic ‘fueled by the unvaccinated’: Dr. Bonnie Henry

"Fourth wave is fueled by the unvaccinated."

BC health officials report 655 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, August 31st

There are now over 6,000 active cases in the province.

BC health officials report 1,853 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

178 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Popular downtown Victoria bars set to resume service after weekend closure

The Strathcona, Big Bad Johns, and the Sticky Wicket were closed due to a staffing shortage.
Dr. Bonnie Henry

Outbreak declared at Victoria care home as 867 new cases reported in BC

Three staff members at Sunset Lodge in Victoria have tested positive.

Here’s where you visit a Vaxx Van on Vancouver Island this weekend

Get your first or second dose without an appointment!

Trudeau promises $1 billion COVID-19 proof of vaccination fund if re-elected

The fund is available to provinces developing vaccine IDs.

Health Canada approves Moderna vaccine for children aged 12 to 17

This is the second vaccine approved for this age group.

BC health officials report 724 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, August 26th

64 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Poll shows growing support for vaccine passports in British Columbia

Support is highest among those 55 and over.

Province reports spike in vaccination registration after vaccine card announcement

Registration increased mostly among people under the age of 40.

BC health officials report 698 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, August 25th

There are almost 400 active cases in the Island Health region.

BC Ferries reinstates mandatory mask policy for sailings and terminals

Additional measures will allow customers to remain in their vehicles.

BC health officials report 641 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, August 24th

53 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.
Clipper Ferry Victoria

Cross-border ferries prepare to resume after terminals reopen

An extended closure of the American border remains an obstacle.
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Canucks Sports & Entertainment confirm they will require proof of vaccination

You must present a vaccine card for entry into Rogers Arena and Abbotsford Centre.