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COVID-19

Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

BC health officials report 1,846 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

169 new cases and 3 deaths were reported in the Island Health region.

Greater Victoria is leading in COVID-19 vaccinations on Vancouver Island

95% of residents are at least partially vaccinated.

US confirms it will accept Canadians with mixed vaccines

There are nearly 4 million with mixed doses in the country.

BC health officials report 667 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, October 15th

59 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.
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US will open its border to non-essential travellers on November 8th

That includes vaccinated Canadians!

Another patient has tested positive for COVID-19 in outbreak at Tofino General Hospital

5 patients have tested positive to date.

BC health officials report 580 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, October 14th

48 new cases and 2 deaths were reported in the Island Health region.
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CRD will require proof of vaccination for all their employees

Beginning December 13th.

BC health officials report 605 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, October 13th

92 new cases, 1 new death and 1 new health care outbreak were reported in the Island Health region.
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US border to open to fully vaccinated Canadians for the first time in 19...

A negative COVID-19 test will be required to cross back into Canada

Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Tofino hospital

Four patients have tested positive to date.

BC health officials report 2,090 new cases of COVID-19 for a four-day period on...

292 new cases and 5 deaths were reported in the Island Health region over the long weekend.
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BC’s indoor mask mandate to now include children 5 and older: Dr. Henry

Beginning immediately.

Parents can now register their children 5 and over for a COVID-19 vaccination in...

Despite Health Canada not yet approving the vaccine.

BC health officials report 743 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, October 8th

70 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Fourth COVID-19 wave levelling off across Canada according to PHAC

Cases could decline in the coming weeks.

COVID-19 outbreak at downtown long term care centre has been declared over by Island...

Two residents tested positive for COVID-19 during the outbreak.

Unvaccinated British Columbians are 53 times more likely to die from COVID-19

That’s 17 times higher than the week prior.

BC health officials report 624 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, October 7th

79 new cases and 1 new death were reported in the Island Health region.

Protesting at hospitals and schools will soon be illegal in Canada

Both the provincial and federal government are introducing legislation.

BC health officials report 752 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, October 6th

76 new cases and 1 death were reported in the Island Health region.

Canadian government announces mandatory vaccinations for federal public servants

The updates also include vaccination requirements for travellers within Canada

BC expands group eligible to receive third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Health officials warned unvaccinated health care workers.

BC health officials report 593 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, October 5th

107 new cases were reported in the Island Health region today.

BC health officials report 1,986 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

218 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

BC health officials report 714 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, October 1st

56 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Province to open 50 shelter beds for unhoused in Victoria needing COVID-19 isolation

News comes after a shocking amount of COVID-19 transmission within the community.

Masks will be mandatory for all K-12 students in BC schools starting Monday

In all school settings, including the bus.

Almost 30% of BC residents wouldn’t visit an establishment if they failed to check...

"Our poll clearly shows that those businesses who don’t comply with the mandate are subject to the backlash of people who are in favour of the new rules.”

BC health officials announce 749 new COVID-19 cases, 9 new deaths

Two of those deaths were in the Island Health region.

BC health officials report 813 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 29th

There have been 5 deaths on Vancouver Island in the past two days.

BC health officials report 652 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, September 28th

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

BC health officials report 2,239 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

Over 80% of eligible British Columbians are fully-immunized.

Victoria restaurant owner dies after being hospitalized with COVID-19

He passed away on Sunday after battling the virus for nearly two months.

BC health officials report 743 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, September 24th

80% of all eligible British Columbians are fully-immunized.

Island Health opens new COVID-19 testing facility in downtown Victoria

It will run in tandem with the vaccination centre.

Single mother from Sooke in ICU with COVID-19 says she wishes she got vaccinated

"This is no joke, and very difficult for me to share!"
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BC health officials double down on their choice to omit certain COVID-19 data

Patients who are ‘uninfectious’ with COVID-19 are not counted in daily case counts.
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There are currently 5 clusters of COVID-19 at schools on Vancouver Island

Four of the schools were announced this week.
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BC health officials report 832 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, September 23rd

5 people have died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

More than 1/3 of Canadians believe the worst of COVID-19 is still to come

Just under half believe the opposite.

BC health officials report 759 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 22nd

79 new cases and 1 death were reported in the Island Health region.

Vancouver Island opens up five ICU beds for COVID-19 patients from Northern Health region

Despite Island Health seeing a surge of critical care occupancy.
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US extends land border closure to Canadians for another month

Until at least October 21st.
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BC health officials report 525 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, September 21st

61 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Fully-vaccinated people in BC will no longer have to self-isolate after COVID-19 exposure

BC Health Officials announced the new guidelines on Tuesday.

277 million hours of activity was lost for kids in low-income homes across Canada

During the first 9-months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

BC health officials report 1,692 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

204 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.