Topic: b.c. coronavirus briefing

B.C. records 500 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 more deaths

Hospitalizations are at their lowest level since Nov. 30,  though 14 deaths is the second highest number of deaths this month. 

B.C. records 465 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 more deaths

B.C. health officials confirmed 465 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday and said 12 more people had died of the disease.

Garden Hill First Nation says outside help is needed to fight COVID-19 outbreak

The First Nation is waiting on an assessment from the Canadian Armed Forces.

B.C. records 31 deaths and 1,330 new cases of COVID-19 over 3 days

B.C. has recorded 1,303 new cases of COVID-19 and 31 deaths in the province over a three day period.

9 more people die of COVID-19 in B.C., as 509 new cases confirmed

B.C. health officials announced 509 new cases of COVID-19 and nine more deaths on Friday.

12 more people die of COVID-19 as B.C. confirms 519 new cases

B.C. health officials announced 519 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths.

9 more people die of COVID-19 in B.C., as 446 new cases confirmed

B.C. health officials announced  446 new cases of COVID-19 and nine more deaths on Tuesday.

B.C. surpasses milestone of 1,000 COVID-19 deaths, as it records 1,475 new cases over the last 3 days

B.C. health officials have confirmed 1,475 new cases of COVID-19 in the province over the last three days, as the provincial death toll from the virus reached 1,010.

18 more people die of COVID-19 in B.C., as 617 new cases confirmed

B.C. health officials announced 617 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 more deaths on Friday.

B.C. extends ban on social gatherings until Feb. 5, announces 761 new COVID-19 cases

B.C.'s provincial health officer extended the ban on social gatherings for another month on Thursday, as the province recorded 761 new cases of COVID-19 and eight more deaths.

8 more people die of COVID-19 in B.C., as 625 new cases confirmed

B.C. health officials announced 625 new cases of COVID-19 and eight more deaths on Wednesday, the first time since late November that deaths related to coronavirus have been in the single digits.

Public health alert issued for Revelstoke region, as B.C. announces 428 new cases of COVID-19, 8 more deaths

Eight more people have died of COVID-19 in B.C., as health officials confirmed 428 new cases on Tuesday.

B.C. expects to receive 792,000 doses of vaccine by March

B.C. is reporting 2,211 new cases of COVID-19, and 45 new deaths in the province over a four-day period.

B.C. announces 683 new cases of COVID-19 and 8 new deaths in final update of 2020

B.C. health officials announced 683 new cases in the province and eight new deaths in what was noted to be the 160th COVID-19 update of 2020.

2,206 new cases of COVID-19 and 74 deaths confirmed in B.C. over past 5 days

As of Tuesday, there are 7,580 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. A record high of 373 people are in hospital, including 80 in intensive care.

12 more die of COVID-19 in B.C. as 2nd mink farm confirms cases

There are 582 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 more deaths in the province. Meanwhile, a second farm in the Fraser Valley has confirmed cases of the respiratory illness among its mink.

B.C. announces 444 new cases of COVID-19, the lowest 1 day total in more than a month

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix put the number of hospitalized patients at 357 people, 84 of whom are in intensive care.

41 people die of COVID-19 in B.C. over the weekend, as 1,667 new cases confirmed

B.C. health officials have announced 1,667 new cases of COVID-19 over a three day period and 41 new deaths — but offered a glimmer of hope on Monday, saying restrictions appear to be working to slow the spread of the virus.

11 more people die of COVID-19 in B.C., as 624 new cases confirmed

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix announced 624 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 more deaths on Friday.

B.C. records 21 more deaths from COVID-19 and 673 new cases

B.C. has confirmed 673 more cases of COVID-19 and 21 more people have died of the disease, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Thursday.

B.C. announces 24 more deaths from COVID-19 and 640 new cases

B.C. health officials announced 640 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and 24 more deaths.

21 more people die of COVID-19 in B.C. as 522 new cases confirmed

B.C. health officials announced 522 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and 21 more deaths on the same day the province rolled out its first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 claims 49 lives in B.C. over the weekend, as province prepares to begin vaccinations on Tuesday

Forty-nine people died from COVID-19 in B.C. over the weekend, B.C.'s provincial health officer announced Monday, as she revealed the province's first residents are set to be vaccinated Tuesday.

11 more people die of COVID-19 in B.C., as 737 new cases confirmed

B.C. health officials announced 737 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and 11 more deaths, just one day after the disease claimed a record 28 lives.
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B.C. marks its deadliest day of the pandemic, as COVID-19 claims 28 lives

B.C. health officials announced 723 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and 28 more deaths — the highest number of deaths in a 24-hour period since the start of the pandemic.
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B.C. to immunize 400,000 people against the coronavirus by March 2021

B.C. plans on immunizing 400,000 people against COVID-19 by March 2021, with priority given to residents and staff of long-term care homes and health-care workers.

COVID-19 claims another 16 lives, as B.C. announces 566 new cases

B.C. health officials announced 566 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and 16 more deaths.
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No holiday gatherings allowed in B.C. as COVID-19 restrictions extended into January

B.C.'s provincial health officer extended the ban on social gatherings for another month on Monday, as the province recorded 35 more deaths related to COVID-19 and recorded 2,020 new cases over the weekend. 

12 more people die of COVID-19 in B.C. as 694 new cases confirmed

Another 12 lives have been lost to COVID-19 in B.C. as Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 694 new cases of the disease Thursday.

12 more lives lost to COVID-19 in B.C., as 834 new cases confirmed

Another 12 people have died of COVID-19 in B.C. and 834 new cases have been confirmed, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Wednesday.

COVID-19 claims 16 more lives, as B.C. announces 656 new cases

B.C. health officials announced 656 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and 16 more deaths.

An unprecedented 46 people die of COVID-19 in B.C. over the weekend, health officials announce

The last three days have seen 46 people die of COVID-19 in B.C., as more than 2,000 additional cases of the disease were confirmed, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said.
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11 more people die of COVID-19 in B.C., as province announces 911 new cases

Another 911 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in B.C. and 11 more people have died, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Friday.
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COVID-19 claims 13 more lives, as B.C. confirms 887 new cases

B.C. health officials announced 887 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 more deaths on Thursday.

13 more people die of COVID-19 in B.C., as province confirms 738 new cases

B.C. has recorded another 13 deaths from COVID-19 and 738 new cases of the disease, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Wednesday.

B.C. confirms record high 941 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 more deaths

B.C. shattered its single-day record for new COVID-19 cases, confirming another 941 on Tuesday and 10 more deaths within the last 24 hours, as the province continued to urge everyone to put a pause on social interactions.
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17 people die of COVID-19 in B.C. over the weekend, as 1,933 new cases confirmed

B.C. health officials have confirmed another 1,933 cases of COVID-19 over the last three days, a weekend which also saw 17 more people die of the disease.

B.C. confirms 516 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 more deaths

Health officials in B.C. confirmed another 516 cases of COVID-19 on Friday and 10 more deaths, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

B.C. brings in sweeping new measures to control COVID-19, including mandatory masks

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has announced wide-ranging new rules for controlling the spread of COVID-19, including mandatory masks in indoor public and retail spaces, and restricting social gatherings to household members only for everyone across B.C.

Hospitalizations continue to spike as B.C. announces 762 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 more deaths

B.C. health officials announced another record high of 762 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and 10 more deaths.

More bleak records set in B.C. with 11 more deaths and 717 new cases of COVID-19

B.C. health officials announced 717 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and 11 more deaths, setting several sombre new records for the pandemic.
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COVID-19 claims 9 more lives, as B.C. announces record 1,959 new cases over the weekend

B.C. has confirmed another 1,959 cases of COVID-19 over the last three days and nine more deaths from the disease as the number of patients in hospital continues to reach record highs.

B.C. sets another grim record with 617 new cases of COVID-19 and 167 patients in hospital

Friday was yet another record-breaking day in B.C.'s second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 617 new confirmed cases of the disease of 167 patients in hospital.

Latest modelling shows COVID-19 cases in B.C. doubling every 13 days

COVID-19 cases in B.C. are doubling every 13 days, according to the latest epidemiological modelling presented by the province.

COVID-19 hospitalizations approaching peak levels as B.C. reports 525 new cases and 3 more deaths

B.C. health officials announced 525 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and three more deaths, as hospitalization numbers reach levels not seen since the spring.

B.C. reports 998 new cases of COVID-19 and 5 more deaths since Saturday

B.C. has confirmed another 998 cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths from the disease over the last two days, as people in the Lower Mainland begin to live under strict new restrictions meant to prevent transmission.
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B.C. announces new COVID-19 restrictions for Metro Vancouver health regions for 2 weeks as cases surge

British Columbia's top health officials have announced sweeping new COVID-19 restrictions for the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions for a two-week period, restricting travel and social gatherings outside of immediate household groups.

B.C. sets new COVID-19 record for 2nd straight day as province announces 589 new cases and 2 more deaths

B.C. health officials announced a record number of COVID-19 cases for the second straight day Friday, as the province confirmed 589 new cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, along with two additional deaths.
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B.C. sets another daily record with 425 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed

A record high 425 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in B.C., with most of the cases located in the Fraser Health region.

B.C. announces 335 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 more death

B.C. health officials announced 335 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and one more death, along with a community outbreak at a resort in West Kelowna.

B.C. confirms another 299 cases of COVID-19 and 3 more deaths

B.C. health officials announced 299 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, along with three additional deaths.
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6 more have died as B.C. confirms unprecedented 1,120 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend

Deputy Provincial Health Officer Dr. Réka Gustafson announced the latest numbers on Monday afternoon, revealing that the active caseload is now 2,945 patients. Of those, 90 are in hospital, including 19 in intensive care.

B.C. announces 272 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 more death

B.C. health officials announced 272 more cases of COVID-19 on Friday and one new death.

Death of elderly woman who attended birthday party highlighted, as B.C. announces 234 new cases of COVID-19

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry highlighted the death of an 80-year-old woman who attended a birthday party in the Fraser Health region during her live news conference Thursday, as she announced 235 more cases of COVID-19 in B.C.

B.C. announces 287 more cases of COVID-19 and 2 new deaths

B.C. health officials announced 287 more cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and two new deaths.

B.C. announces 217 more cases of COVID-19 but no new deaths

B.C. health officials announced 217 more cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday but no new deaths and renewed their plea for British Columbians to consider their role in slowing down transmission as cases continue to mount. 

Gatherings in private homes restricted, after B.C. announces record high 817 new cases over the weekend

B.C. has put new restrictions on private gatherings in homes after confirming a record high 817 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend and three more deaths — the largest number of new cases in the province in a three-day period.

B.C. announces 223 more cases of COVID-19 but no new deaths

Following two days of record-setting single day coronavirus infections in B.C., officials announced 223 new cases on Friday.

Dr. Bonnie Henry says she may tighten rules on social gatherings, as B.C. records 274 new cases of COVID-19

B.C.'s provincial health officer warned Thursday she may introduce new measures to curb COVID-19 transmission at gatherings like weddings and funerals, as the province announced a record-high 274 new cases. 

B.C. announces record-high 203 new cases of COVID-19 and 1st outbreak at a B.C. school

B.C. health officials announced 203 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the highest one-day total to date. An outbreak has been declared at École de l’Anse-au-sable school in Kelowna with three confirmed cases.

B.C. announces 167 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 more death

Health officials announced 167 new cases of COVID-19 in a 24-hour span, a day after Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry confirmed B.C. is in the midst of a second wave during the pandemic.

B.C. announces 2nd wave of COVID-19, as it confirms 499 new cases and 2 more deaths over the weekend

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Monday that B.C. is in the second wave of the conronavirus pandemic, as she confirmed 499 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths over the weekend.

B.C. announces 155 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 more death

B.C. health officials announced 155 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic began to 11,189 provincewide. 

B.C. confirms 1st case of childhood inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has announced 142 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, along with the first confirmed case of a rare inflammatory disorder linked to the disease.

16 cases of rare child inflammatory illness in B.C. investigated for links to COVID-19

Health Officials in B.C. say 16 cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) have been investigated. The illness is linked to COVID-19, but can be caused by other issues.

B.C. announces 158 more cases of COVID-19 but no new deaths

B.C. health officials announced 158 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic began to 10,892 provincewide. 

B.C. records 549 new cases of COVID-19 and 5 more deaths over the long weekend

Another 549 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in B.C. over the last four days, but Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the high numbers are partly the result of a testing backlog.

B.C. crosses a threshold with more than 10,000 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began

B.C. has passed another sombre milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 10,000 cases now confirmed to date, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Thursday.

B.C. announces 115 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

B.C. health officials announced 115 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths on Wednesday.

COVID-19 claims 4 more lives in B.C., as 358 new cases confirmed over the weekend

Four more deaths from COVID-19 were reported in B.C. this weekend and another 358 new cases have been confirmed, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Monday.

Contact tracing working well with zero outbreaks in B.C. schools, provincial health officer says

B.C.'s provincial health officer says the province has not seen any COVID-19 outbreaks in schools since classes reopened in September thanks to a robust system of contact tracers who are quickly isolating people who test positive.

B.C. announces 125 more cases of COVID-19 but no new deaths

Seventy-two people are in hospital, with 21 in intensive care.

B.C. announces 105 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 more death

Sixty-nine people are in hospital, eight more than last Tuesday. Twenty are in intensive care. 

COVID-19 claims 3 more lives in B.C., as 267 new cases confirmed over the weekend

Three more people have died, as B.C. recorded another 267 cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Monday.

B.C. announces 98 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 more death

Public health is actively monitoring 3,533 people across the province, who are in self-isolation due to COVID-19 exposure.
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COVID-19 claims 2 more lives, as B.C. announces another 148 cases

Two more people have died of COVID-19 in B.C. and there have been another 148 cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Thursday.

B.C. announces 91 more cases of COVID-19 but no new deaths

There are 1,376 active cases of COVID-19 infection in the province, with 3,368 under active monitoring.

B.C. confirms 96 more cases of COVID-19, including a new outbreak at St. Paul's Hospital

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry confirmed 96 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, including an outbreak in the Urban Health Unit at St. Paul's Hospital.

COVID-19 claims 4 more lives in B.C., as 366 new cases confirmed over the weekend

B.C. has now seen more than 8,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Monday.

3 more die from COVID-19 in B.C. as 139 new cases confirmed

COVID-19 has claimed three more lives, as health officials confirmed another 139 cases of the disease on Friday.

Record high 165 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in B.C.

A record number of new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in B.C. on Thursday, and two new outbreaks have been declared in hospitals in the Lower Mainland.

Intensive care hospitalizations rising as B.C. confirms 122 new cases of COVID-19

The number of people in intensive care due to COVID-19 continued to increase Wednesday as health officials announced 122 new cases. 

Hospitalizations continue to rise as B.C. confirms 97 new cases of COVID-19 but no new deaths

The number of patients in hospital with COVID-19 rose to its highest level in four months Tuesday, as the province announced 97 new cases.
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COVID-19 claims 6 lives over the weekend, as B.C. announces 317 new cases

B.C.'s provincial health officer and its health minister have repeatedly pleaded with British Columbians to keep their social bubbles small, keep a physical distance when out in public and wear a mask when that isn't possible.

Hospitalizations rise as B.C. confirms 132 more cases of COVID-19

British Columbia recorded its second highest number of new cases of COVID-19 in a single day Friday, as health officials announced 132 more people had tested positive for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

100 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in B.C. but no additional deaths

Another 100 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in B.C., bringing the total number of cases of active infection to 1,378.
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B.C. closes nightclubs, banquet halls after confirming 429 new COVID-19 cases over long weekend

B.C. is ordering nightclubs and stand-alone banquet halls closed, ending the sale of liquor at restaurants past 10 p.m. and instructing venues to reduce the volume from music or other sources to conversational levels, as cases of COVID-19 continue to spike in the province.

Officials ask for caution over long weekend as B.C. confirms 121 new cases of COVID-19, 1 new death

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 121 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 new death on Friday. They are urging people to practice COVID-19 protocols during the long weekend and Canucks game celebrations.

B.C. confirms 104 new cases of COVID-19 but no new deaths

B.C. announced 104 new cases of COVID-19 in the province on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic began to 5,952.
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B.C. records 4 COVID-19-related deaths over the weekend as numbers continue to spike

Another four people have died of COVID-19 in B.C. since Friday, and 294 new cases of the virus have been confirmed.

B.C. records 124 more cases of COVID-19, setting a new single day record

A record 124 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the last day in B.C. but no new deaths, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix announced Friday.

B.C. sheds new light on where and how COVID-19 is spreading, as health officials announce 68 new cases

Public health officials in British Columbia provided new information Thursday about where COVID-19 cases have been found in the province and how they are spreading. 

62 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in B.C. but no new deaths

B.C. has added another 62 cases of COVID-19 to its pandemic tally, but the number of active infections has fallen from a record high a day earlier.

COVID-19 hospitalizations rising in B.C., as 269 cases added from weekend

The number of patients in hospital with COVID-19 continues to rise in B.C. after a weekend that saw 269 new cases confirmed and one more death.

Hospitalizations continue to increase as B.C. announces 90 new cases of COVID-19 and 2 more deaths

The number of people being hospitalized with COVID-19 continued to increase Friday, as the province announced 90 new cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus and two more deaths.

Hospitalizations begin to inch up as B.C. announces 68 new cases of COVID-19

Hospitalizations are beginning to rise again as the province announced 68 new cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus on Wednesday but no new deaths.

COVID-19 continues to spike in B.C. as health officials announce another 83 cases

Health officials in B.C. have confirmed another 83 infections of the novel coronavirus, driving the number of active cases to a new high of 775.
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B.C. hits highest ever count for active COVID-19 cases after confirming 236 new infections

British Columbia's surge in new COVID-19 cases is showing no sign of slowing, with another 236 cases confirmed since Friday afternoon.
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No plans to change course in B.C. as COVID-19 rebounds to peak levels. Here's why

In British Columbia's pandemic timeline, five months would mark a critical point: For the first time since COVID-19 took hold, case projections have rebounded to peak levels. And it's amplifying the voices questioning why the backslide isn't enough to ratchet up restrictions. 

B.C. could see 2nd wave of COVID-19 in September bigger than the first, provincial modelling shows

British Columbia's COVID-19 curve is now climbing at a higher rate than the initial outbreak in March, and new provincial modelling shows B.C. could see a second wave bigger than the first by September.

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