Thursday, September 24, 2020


COVID-19

Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy extended until at least November 2020

With the option to further extend it to December 31, 2020.

B.C. reports 81 new COVID-19 cases from weekend including outbreak at Abbotsford plant

The Fraser Valley Packers plant has seen 15 cases.
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BC reports 27 new cases of COVID-19, no new cases on the island

An outbreak in Haida Gwaii has resulted in 13 confirmed cases.
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B.C. planning to restrict number of people at vacation rentals amid COVID-19 surge

The onus to ensure compliance of this order will fall on property owners.

B.C. reports 30 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death today

One more person tested positive for the virus in the Vancouver Island Health region today
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YouPorn offers B.C. $100K to build glory holes across province during pandemic

The porno website says it wants to provide a safe option for engaging in sexual activity.

B.C. government pledges $1B in additional COVID-19 spending

The funds are earmarked for local government and transit services and will be matched by federal funds.

New rules announced for B.C. restaurants and bars as COVID-19 cases continue to surge

For one, patrons will be required to stay in their designated seats other than for bathroom breaks

34 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. including 1 in Vancouver Island Health region today

There are now 8 active cases in VIHA, and 285 total across the province.
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UVic researchers developing new sewage system to detect COVID-19 outbreaks

Researchers are partnering with a local tech firm to create this innovative system.

B.C. extends COVID-19 state of emergency to August 4

Declarations of emergency can be extended by increments of 14 days at a time.

30 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths reported in B.C. today

"Our curve is trending upward, and we need to bend our curve back down to where it belongs."

This Victoria eatery has named a popular brunch item after BC’s top doctor

For every ‘Dr. Bonnie Benny’ ordered, $3 will be donated to the B.C. Children’s Hospital.
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B.C. tourism industry seeking $680 million to recover from COVID-19 pandemic

The sector is set to see a 69% decrease in revenue this year

“We are on the edge”: Uptick in B.C. COVID-19 cases attributed to social gatherings

Every health region across the province has recorded new cases in the past 72 hours

Major spike in COVID-19 as 102 cases recorded in B.C. since Friday, 6 in...

"We're probably at 65 to 70 per cent of normal and we run the risk of a rapid rebound in cases," said Dr. Bonnie Henry.

Curfews instated after one Haida Gwaii resident reports positive COVID-19 test

Travellers are still prohibited from visiting the archipelago

Air Canada flight with COVID-19 case landed in Victoria last week

Passengers on the flight are asked to self isolate and monitor their symptoms for 14 days

B.C. reports 28 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths today

A special briefing was held today to address multiple concerning outbreaks and exposure events

21 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. today including 1 in Vancouver Island Health...

No new virus-related deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours

Canadians are more anxious about COVID-19, but many are not wearing masks (POLL)

Support for mandatory mask policies is strong, according to this Angus Reid survey.

B.C. top doctor says study shows low COVID-19 infections and success of measures

More people are infected than testing reveals, but overall the rate is low.

“COVID-19 continues to silently circulate”: 21 new cases reported in B.C. today

There are three active cases remaining in the Vancouver Island Health region

Antibody test results suggest less than 1% of B.C. residents contracted COVID-19 by May

But these results indicate that there was significant, undetected transmission of the virus.

No additional deaths, 13 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. today

No new cases have been reported in the Vancouver Island Health region since Friday

B.C. reports 62 new COVID-19 cases, two additional deaths since Friday

The number of active cases has jumped to 208.

B.C. top doctor wins award for outstanding communication during pandemic

A well-deserved accolade to celebrate the leadership of Dr. Bonnie Henry

25 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. including two in Vancouver Island Health region reported...

One more person has died, and the number of active cases has jumped up to 187

B.C. sees 5.4% increase in employment in June as pandemic jobs start to return...

Over 118,000 people found employment in B.C. last month

20 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. today, no additional deaths

The number of active cases has jumped to 175.

B.C. reports 18 new COVID-19 cases, 3 additional deaths today

The province has now recorded over 3,000 total cases of novel coronavirus

B.C. extends COVID-19 state of emergency to July 21

We remain in the longest state of emergency the province has ever seen

12 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. today, including 1 in Vancouver Island Health region

There are now three active cases in the region, and 162 total across the province.

Nearly 70% of Canadians “very likely” to take COVID-19 vaccine when available (STATS CAN)

Around 12% said they were unwilling to get a vaccine, while the rest remain unsure.

6 additional deaths, 31 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. over past three days

There are now 166 active cases remaining in the province

13 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths reported in B.C. today

There are two active cases in the Vancouver Island Health region and 162 across B.C. in total

First new COVID-19 case reported in Vancouver Island Health region since June 22

This was a travel-related case, according to Dr. Bonnie Henry

3 people dead, 24 new COVID-19 cases over the past two days in B.C.

One new case has been reported in the Island Health region for the first time since June 22

Nanaimo’s Woodgrove Centre retracts COVID-19 positive case claim

A memo was sent out on Tuesday claiming a mall employee had tested positive for the virus.

12 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths reported in B.C. today

B.C. now stands at 152 active cases

B.C. starts allowing visitors at long term care, assisted living facilities with new rules...

The province has allocated $160 million for all LTC and assisted living facilities to hire more staff to oversee the implementation of safety measures
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Saints & Sinners Tour announces new dates after COVID-19 cancellation

The tour kicks off in Victoria in January 2021

No COVID-19 deaths, 26 new cases reported over three days in B.C.

There have been no new cases in the Vancouver Island Health region since June 22

B.C. reports 10 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death on Friday

The number of active cases have dropped by 20. The next update will be provided on Monday.

Victoria Cool Aid Society announces virtual health care project at homeless shelters

Each shelter site will be equipped with virtual kiosks where people can get medical support

87 Indigenous people have contracted COVID-19 in B.C. throughout pandemic so far

“The worst that many anticipated and feared did not happen," said Dr. McDonald, Chief Medical Officer of the First Nations Health Authority.

20 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths reported in B.C. today

One of the patients is a teacher at a public school. No students have been exposed to the virus.

B.C. extends temporary layoff provisions to 24 weeks due to COVID-19

It aligns with the newly extended CERB program
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