Thursday, October 22, 2020


COVID-19

Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

BCCDC issues COVID-19 exposure alert for Air Canada flight to Victoria

The flight arrived here from Toronto.

Record-breaking 203 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths reported in B.C. Wednesday

The province also recorded its first school outbreak today, in Kelowna.

Rising COVID-19 cases prompts EU to remove Canada from list of approved travellers

Canadians were able to travel to the EU as of July 1. That allowance has now been revoked.

B.C. reports 167 new COVID-19 cases, one more death Tuesday

Including one new case in the Vancouver Island health region.

“Conspiracy theories”: Anti-mask protestors banned on weekend ferry from Nanaimo

They were on their way to protest COVID-19 restrictions at a large demonstration in Vancouver.

499 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. since Friday as Henry confirms second wave of...

"Be kind, be calm, be safe...and be brave," said Dr. Bonnie Henry today.

COVID-19 exposure alert issued for two WestJet flights to Victoria

Both were travelling from Calgary earlier this month.

155 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. including 1 in Vancouver Island Health region

There was one new community outbreak in Merritt.

B.C. records first confirmed case of children’s inflammatory syndrome related to COVID-19

The child was under age 5 and has fully recovered.

142 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. including 2 in Vancouver Island Health region

No additional virus-related deaths were reported today.

B.C. reports 158 new COVID-19 cases, nearly 1,500 active cases across province

Seven more people were hospitalized due to the virus over the past 24 hours.

549 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths reported in B.C. since Friday

10 new cases were reported in the Vancouver Island Health region.

119 new cases of COVID-19 reported in B.C. including 2 in Vancouver Island region

No new community outbreaks, and one health care facility outbreak, were reported.

B.C. surpasses 10,000 cases of COVID-19 since outbreak began

One new case was reported on the Island.

115 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. including 1 in Vancouver Island Health region

No more people lost their lives to the virus over the past 24 hours.

Canada’s top doctor says COVID-19 cases have increased by 40% across the country

About 2.5 per cent of tests administered turned out to be positive each day over the last week.

B.C. reports 102 new COVID-19 cases, death toll rises to 244

Including one new case in the Vancouver Island Health region.

B.C. COVID-19 curve starting to flatten, but Island Health testing system remains overwhelmed

Island dwellers are still waiting days to have a COVID-19 test administered.

358 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C., 11 in Vancouver Island Health region since...

Four more people have died of COVID-19 in B.C. over the past three days.

COVID-19 exposure alert issued for flight that landed in Victoria late September

The plane arrived from Toronto on September 23.

BCCDC releases guidelines on how to celebrate Halloween during COVID-19 pandemic

It's a green light for trick-or-treating, with a few new rules in place 🎃

First COVID-19 school exposure on Vancouver Island reported in Port Alberni: Island Health

The exposure occurred over five days in September.

B.C. reports 161 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths on Friday

Almost all of today's cases were reported in the Vancouver Coastal or Fraser Health regions.

US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19

According to a tweet by the President Thursday evening.

82 new COVID-19 cases, one more death reported in B.C. Thursday

A recorded-breaking 10,000+ tests were conducted across B.C. yesterday. 

Victoria’s annual Santa’s Light Christmas parade and Truck Light Convoy have been cancelled this...

A new series of drive-through donation events will take their place.

125 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. as active cases start to rise again

Including two new cases in the Vancouver Island Health region

One more person dies of COVID-19 in B.C. as cases surpass 9,000

There are 105 new cases in B.C. today.

Man with COVID-19 dies at home on Vancouver Island

He is the sixth person to die with coronavirus in the Island Health region.

267 new COVID-19 cases, three additional deaths reported in B.C. over weekend

One of the people who died lived in the Vancouver Island Health region.

Employee at popular downtown Victoria cafe tests positive for COVID-19

They have closed temporarily out of an abundance of caution.

B.C. reports 98 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death on Friday

Including one new case in the Vancouver Island Health region.

148 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths reported in B.C. Thursday

For the third day in a row, there have been no new cases in the Vancouver Island Health region.

Face masks will be required at Butchart Gardens starting October 1

The National Historic Site reopened to the public back in May.

B.C. reports 91 new COVID-19 patients, drop in active cases for second day in...

There have been no new cases reported in the Vancouver Island Health region.

96 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths reported in B.C. Tuesday

A big jump in the number of recoveries has brought active cases down by around 500.

Federal modelling data shows COVID-19 cases accelerating across Canada

Currently, every 100 patients are passing the virus on to 140 more people.

B.C. reports 366 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths since Friday

Including 7 new cases in the Vancouver Island Health region.

Violation tickets issued at University of Victoria after 100-person gathering Friday night

Nearly all of the tickets were issued to students registered at the university.

139 new COVID-19 cases, 3 additional deaths reported in B.C. Friday

"The cases we are seeing today are a direct result of how we spent our Labour Day long weekend."

Saline gargle COVID-19 test now available in B.C. for children up to age 19

A first-of-its-kind test that can be self-administered or taken with the help of a parent.

B.C. reports record high 165 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death Thursday

Including one new case in the Vancouver Island Health region.

122 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. today as active cases surpass 1,600

None of these new cases were in the Vancouver Island Health region.

B.C. extends COVID-19 state of emergency to September 29

The province has been in a state of emergency since March 18.

B.C. reports 97 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths Tuesday

Hospitalizations and ICU rates continue to be on the rise.

Need for blood donations rises as COVID-19 pandemic continues

Eat a cookie, save a life ❣️

B.C. First Nations seeking location data of COVID-19 cases near their communities

An outbreak was recently reported in the Heiltsuk First Nation.

Here’s where active COVID-19 cases are located in Vancouver Island Health region

The region currently has 12 active cases, 5 of which were reported over the weekend.

317 new COVID-19 cases, 6 additional deaths reported in B.C. since Friday

There were five new cases reported in the Vancouver Island Health region over the weekend.

A look at campus life at the University of Victoria this pandemic season

Students talk about physical distancing, online classes, and social isolation
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