Monday, March 8, 2021


COVID-19

Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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469 new cases, 6 new deaths reported in latest B.C. COVID-19 update

25 new cases were reported in Island Health.

435 new cases and 4 more deaths reported in latest B.C. COVID update

23 new cases were reported in Island Health.

B.C. sees fewer cases but possible variants of concern in COVID update

86 new cases were reported in Island Health over the weekend.
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Host of house party in Gordon Head slapped with $2,300 COVID-19 fine

The partygoers spotted police and fled.
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Two separate Vancouver Island grocery stores report positive COVID-19 cases

Cases were reported between February 2nd and February 7th.
Stellys School

Saanichton school added to list of COVID-19 exposures

Close contacts will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

Employee at downtown Victoria Shoppers Drug Mart tests positive for COVID-19

The last day the employee worked was on February 3rd.

Letter to families warns of positive COVID-19 case at Saanich Peninsula School

The potential exposure occurred on Monday February 1st.

471 new cases of COVID-19 reported in latest B.C. update

28 new cases were reported in Island Health.
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B.C. extends public health orders banning gatherings indefinitely

The orders were set to expire today.

Chartwell Malaspina outbreak declared over in B.C. COVID-19 update

27 new cases were reported in Island Health.

Federal government bans cruise ship visits to Canada until February 2022

The ban was initially put in place back in March 2020.
High School Masks

Masks now required indoors for B.C. middle and secondary school students and staff

K-12 staff must also wear masks indoors.

Possible COVID-19 exposure reported at Victoria’s Bard & Banker Pub

Anyone who was at the pub Jan. 23 6pm-10pm should monitor for symptoms.

16 new deaths reported in latest B.C. COVID-19 update

26 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 new death were reported in Island Health.
Dr. Bonnie Henry

Encouraging trend seen in COVID curve at latest B.C. update

"Fewer cases is a welcome sign for all of us," said Dr. Henry.
Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh

Two more Vancouver Island schools report COVID-19 exposures

One school on Snuneymuxw First Nation closed Monday/Tuesday.
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Trudeau announces deal with Novavax to produce Canada-made COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine will likely be produced in Montreal.

$15 million in federal funding on the way for safe drug supply sites in...

Four projects will offer a medical alternative to toxic street drugs for opioid users.
Bonnie Henry Jan 25 2021

Four cases of UK variant reported in Island Health in latest B.C. COVID-19 update

Seven cases of the UK variant were confirmed this weekend.
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Two flights to Vancouver Island from Calgary report COVID-19 exposures

The flights were headed to Comox and Nanaimo.
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Phillips Brewing temporarily closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

The staff member tested positive yesterday.

SD61 issues COVID-19 exposure notice for View Royal Elementary School

The potential exposure occurred on January 27th.
Dr. Bonnie Henry

514 cases, five more deaths reported in latest COVID-19 update for B.C.

29 new cases were reported in Island Health.

Lake Cowichan Secondary School added to list of Vancouver Island COVID-19 exposures

Potential exposure dates are listed as January 20th, 21st, 22nd and 25th.

546 new cases, 12 new deaths in latest COVID-19 update for B.C.

30 new cases were reported in Island Health.

Vancouver Island secondary school confirms positive case of COVID-19

Exposure dates were January 22nd and January 25th.

485 new cases, four new deaths reported in B.C’s latest COIVD-19 update

45 new cases were reported in Island Health.

Large households and community spread linked to spike in mid-island COVID-19 cases

24,065 vaccinations have been administered on the Island.

Member of Cowichan Tribes dies in COVID-19 outbreak

The Nation's shelter in place order has been extended to Feb 5.

Quality Foods first Vancouver Island grocer to make pandemic pay permanent

The $2/hr top-up for employees was scheduled to end this weekend.

SD61 confirms COVID-19 exposure at Victoria elementary school

Potential exposure dates are January 20th, 21st and 22nd.

One new death, 22 new cases in Island Health in latest COVID-19 update

Vaccines have slowed as supply runs short.
Air Canada Express

Flights to Victoria and Nanaimo added to COVID-19 exposures list

Both flights were with Air Canada Jazz out of Vancouver.

Worldwide cases pass 100 million as B.C. delivers latest COVID-19 update

73 new cases were reported in Island Health.
Pfizer Vaccine

Delays in vaccine delivery hampering B.C. immunization strategy

The province doesn't know if more vaccine will arrive in the next three weeks.

Victoria mask-maker creates specialty masks for the bespectacled and bearded

Wear glasses or have a beard? They've got you covered (literally!)

Majority of Canadians support non-essential travel bans (POLL)

Premier John Horgan ruled out travel bans last week.
Shawnigan Lake School

COVID-19 exposures reported at two separate Vancouver Island schools

Staff and students who came in close contact will be asked to self-isolate.
Nanaimo Hospital

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

2 staff and 1 patient have tested positive to date.

508 new cases and 9 new deaths reported in latest B.C. COVID-19 update

13 new cases were reported in Island Health.

Here’s when you can expect to get your COVID-19 vaccine in BC

General public won't get their shot until the late summer/early fall.

BC won’t ban interprovincial travel due to COVID-19: Premier John Horgan

"We can’t prevent people from travelling to British Columbia."
Hart House Trillium

COVID-19 outbreak ended at Victoria care home as cases rise mid-island

The outbreak was first declared January 9th.

47 new COVID-19 cases reported in Island Health, shattering earlier record

Over 100,000 people have now received their first dose of vaccine.

Victoria sports organizations to receive share of $1.5 million boost from province

The COVID-19 relief funding will go to 64 organizations across the island.

500 new cases, 14 new deaths in latest COVID-19 update for B.C.

32 new cases were reported in Island Health.
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