Saturday, September 19, 2020


COVID-19

Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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

Victoria’s Bard & Banker confirms employee tests positive for COVID-19

The Scottish-style pub confirmed the case on Facebook.

132 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. Friday, 3 in Vancouver Island Health region

Over 3,000 people across B.C. are in self-isolation after being exposed to the virus.

COVID-19 exposure alert issued for flight that landed in Victoria last weekend

The plane arrived from Toronto on September 5.

B.C. reports record high 139 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

Including two new cases in the Vancouver Island Health region.

B.C. projecting $12.8 billion budget deficit for 2020-21 fiscal year

Virtually all sectors of the economy are projected to experience decline this year before starting to bounce back in 2021.

B.C. reports 100 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths on Wednesday

Hospitalizations and health care facility outbreaks are on a steady rise.

B.C. top doctor says we can ‘rescue Halloween’ this year despite pandemic

Rest assured, Halloween has not been cancelled due to COVID-19.

B.C. announces winter pandemic plan: more flu shots, more testing, more health care staff

Thousands of additional health care staff and more hospital beds are expected to bolster the province's pandemic response.

B.C. shuts down clubs, bans liquor at bars and restaurants after 10 p.m. amid...

More plans for the next few months of the pandemic in B.C. will be released Wednesday.

429 new COVID-19 cases, two additional deaths reported in B.C. since Friday

Including four new cases in the Vancouver Island Health region.

121 new cases of COVID-19 reported in BC, two in Island Health region

One new outbreak was reported in the Fraser Health region.
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit will be handing out face masks at bus stops across Victoria

In an effort to create awareness about the new mandatory face covering policy.
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Staff member at popular Salt Spring Island cafe tests positive for COVID-19

The cafe announced it will temporarily close.

20-49 year old BC residents see rise in COVID-19 cases through summer parties and...

People aged 20-29 accounted for over one-third of COVID-19 cases in the summer.

B.C. reports 89 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, with two new health facility...

There were no new cases on Vancouver Island today.

104 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. Wednesday, including 3 in Vancouver Island Health region

There are now 1,127 active cases across B.C. and hospitalizations are on the rise.

B.C. extends COVID-19 state of emergency to September 15

It allows the province to keep certain measures and orders in place.

B.C. reports 58 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death on Tuesday

There are now 8 active cases in the Vancouver Island Health region.

More Victorians than ever are in crisis due to COVID-19

Here's how you can help ❤️

294 new COVID-19 cases, 4 additional deaths reported in B.C. since Friday

There are now over 1,107 active cases across the province.

COVID-19 exposure alert issued for WestJet flight that landed in Victoria mid-August

The flight came from Vancouver on August 18

B.C. reports record-breaking 124 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths

There are now nearly 1,000 active cases across B.C., 15 of which are in Vancouver Island Health region.

Region-specific data shows Greater Victoria has had 29 COVID-19 cases so far

For the first time, B.C. is sharing COVID-19 case numbers by location.

B.C. reports 68 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death Thursday

Including three cases in the Vancouver Island Health region

62 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths reported in B.C. Wednesday

Including two more cases in the Vancouver Island Health region.

Online, in person instruction will take place at some B.C. secondary schools in 2020

The Ministry of Education has released more details on what the upcoming K-12 school year will look like.

Island Health issues alert for two potential COVID-19 exposure sites in Sidney

Both locations are currently closed for cleaning and disinfecting.

Employee at Sidney eatery tests positive for COVID-19

The café has been shut down for at least two days for sanitization.

B.C. reports 58 new COVID-19 cases, including two in Vancouver Island Health region

No additional deaths were reported over the past 24 hours.

BC Ferries confirms employee tested positive for COVID-19

Public health officials may issue an exposure alert if they determine a broader public exposure risk.

Second Langford hair salon confirms positive COVID-19 case

The business is located in Bear Mountain Resort.

269 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death reported in B.C. over three days

Including 6 new cases in the Vancouver Island Health region.

Possible COVID-19 exposure detected at Courtenay restaurant

Island Health says the risk of exposure is low.

Victoria party host fined $2,300 for hosting up to 60 people in one-bedroom suite

Police had given them a warning earlier in the night when they learned of plans to host a big party.

Downtown Victoria restaurant confirms employee tests positive for COVID-19

This is the second positive case reported at a local business in as many days.

Langford hair salon employee tests positive for COVID-19

The company confirmed the case over social media.

90 new COVID-19 cases, two additional deaths reported in B.C. over past 24 hours

Active cases and hospitalizations are also on the rise.
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