B.C. reports 148 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths, 30 school exposures

British Columbia reported 148 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths on Thursday. The number of active cases in the province edged downward by six overnight to 1,371, provincial … Read More

B.C. reports 148 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths

British Columbia reported 148 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths on Thursday. The number of active cases in the province edged downward by six overnight to 1,371, provincial … Read More

B.C. reports 91 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths as number of active cases continues to decline

British Columbia reported 91 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and no new deaths. In a written statement, health officials also reported a drop of 89 active cases, leaving the … Read More

So long swabs: B.C. unveils new mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

British Columbia has rolled out a new “made in B.C.” COVID-19 test for kids that will no longer require an uncomfortable nasal swab. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced … Read More

COVID-19: Why B.C.’s top doctor says one metre of distance is sometimes good enough

It’s been one of the basic mantras of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada: keep two metres apart to stop the spread of the virus. But that guidance has now changed, … Read More

B.C. reports 121 new COVID-19 cases, active cases climb over 1,200

British Columbia is headed into the Labour Day long weekend grappling with 1,233 cases of COVID-19. Health officials released the data in a Friday statement, and confirmed another 121 new … Read More

B.C. reports 68 new coronavirus cases and one new death

British Columbia reported 68 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, along with another death in long-term care. It brought the province’s death toll because of the coronavirus to 204. Active … Read More

Canada needs new approach to tackle worsening opioid crisis, study says

Canada needs a new approach to tackle its overdose crisis, says the lead author of a new study that highlights a prevalence of overdoses involving non-prescribed fentanyl and stimulants in … Read More

Active COVID-19 cases in B.C. hit new high at 824

Active cases of COVID-19 set a new record in B.C. on Friday, climbing to 824. Health officials also reported 90 new cases of the virus and two new deaths. Both … Read More

B.C. records 200th coronavirus death, 80 new cases

British Columbia reached a somber milestone Thursday, reporting its 200th death from COVID-19. Deputy provincial health officer Dr. Reka Gustafson announced two new deaths at a media briefing, along with … Read More

B.C. reports 68 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

There were no new coronavirus deaths in British Columbia Wednesday, but the province announced yet another 68 new cases. It pushed the number of active cases in the province to … Read More

B.C. looks to boost testing as it reports 68 new coronavirus cases

There were no new coronavirus deaths in British Columbia Wednesday, but the province announced yet another 68 new cases. Sixty-one of those cases were in the Lower Mainland. It pushed … Read More

B.C. needs ‘tough talk’ on spiking coronavirus cases ahead of schools reopening: minister

As British Columbia continues to trend towards massive growth in coronavirus cases, people in the province need to have some “tough talk” about the fact that reopening schools relies on … Read More

Another 84 coronavirus cases in B.C., more than 2k in isolation

British Columbia’s troubling upward trend in new coronavirus cases continued Friday, with officials reporting 84 more cases of the virus. It came after the province reported 78 new cases on … Read More

Another 84 coronavirus cases in B.C., more than 2k exposed

British Columbia’s troubling upward trend in new coronavirus cases continued Friday, with officials reporting 84 more cases of the virus. It came after the province reported 78 new cases on … Read More

B.C. records 85 new coronavirus cases, its third-highest ever single-day total

New coronavirus cases surged in British Columbia on Wednesday, with the province reporting the third-highest single-day total since the start of the pandemic. Health officials reported 85 new cases of … Read More

COMMENTARY: Kinder, gentler approach to COVID put to the test in B.C.

British Columbia has been one of Canada’s most successful jurisdictions when it comes to bending down the curve of COVID-19 transmission. Much of the credit goes to Dr. Bonnie Henry. … Read More

‘Our COVID summer’: B.C.’s top doctor urges caution over B.C. Day long weekend

he province’s top doctor is calling on the public to play it safe over the B.C. Day long weekend and help prevent a second surge in COVID-19 cases. Provincial health … Read More

B.C. health officials to deliver Thursday coronavirus update

B.C. health officials are slated to provide their latest update on the province’s novel coronavirus response at 3 p.m. PT, Thursday. Global News will stream the briefing live here, on … Read More

B.C. reports 29 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

British Columbia reported 29 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths on Thursday. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the number of people hospitalized the virus dropped to … Read More

B.C. reports 41 new coronavirus cases, fewest patients in hospital mid-March

British Columbia reported 41 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, as the number of people hospitalized with the virus hit a low not seen since mid-March. The province’s death toll remained … Read More

B.C. reports 41 new COVID-19 cases, fewest patients in hospital since mid-March

British Columbia reported 41 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, as the number of people hospitalized with the virus hit a low not seen since mid-March. Just six people were in … Read More

B.C. reports 27 new COVID-19 cases, community outbreak on Haida Gwaii

British Columbia saw a small dip in the number of new COVID-19 cases reported on Friday. Health officials reported 27 new cases, after a week in which new diagnoses topped … Read More

No plans for ‘heavy-handed’ mandatory mask policy, says B.C.’s top doctor

British Columbia will not be imposing mandatory mask requirements in public places to help fight COVID-19, the province’s top doctor said Thursday. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry wouldn’t rule … Read More

New vacation rental rules in B.C., as active COVID-19 cases top 300

The number of active COVID-19 cases in British Columbia topped 300 on Thursday, as the province reported another 30 new diagnoses. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry also reported another … Read More

B.C. announces rental property limits as active COVID-19 cases top 300

The number of active COVID-19 cases in British Columbia topped 300 on Thursday, as the province reported another 30 new diagnoses. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry also reported another … Read More

B.C. tightens bars and nightclubs and restaurants as new coronavirus cases top 30 again

British Columbia health officials announced 34 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, in an unscheduled news conference called amid in a recent spike in cases. It’s the fourth time in … Read More

B.C. tightens bars and nightclubs as new coronavirus cases top 30 again

British Columbia health officials announced 34 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, in an unscheduled news conference called amid in a recent spike in cases. It’s the fourth time in … Read More

B.C. to hold unscheduled live briefing amid spike in COVID-19 cases

British Columbia health officials are scheduled to deliver their latest update on the province’s novel coronavirus response at 3 p.m. PT, Wednesday. Global News will stream the briefing live here … Read More

B.C. tightens restrictions on bars and restaurants as new cases top 30 again

British Columbia health officials announced 34 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, in an unscheduled news conference called amid in a recent spike in cases. It’s the fourth time in … Read More

Vancouver protesters rally against masks, though experts say they slow spread of COVID-19

Several dozen people gathered at Vancouver’s Jack Poole Plaza for a protest against mandatory mask policies on Sunday. British Columbia does not have any regulations requiring mandatory masks in public … Read More

Vancouver protesters rally against masks, but experts say they slow COVID-19

Several dozen people gathered at Vancouver’s Jack Poole Plaza for a protest against mandatory mask policies. British Columbia does not have any regulations requiring mandatory masks in public places, however … Read More

B.C. reports 28 new cases of COVID-19, outbreaks at Vancouver NICU

A newborn baby has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and as many as eight other people were potentially exposed in an outbreak at a Vancouver neonatal intensive care unit … Read More

B.C. reports 28 new cases of COVID-19, infant tests positive at Vancouver NICU

A newborn baby has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and as many as eight other people were potentially exposed in an outbreak at a Vancouver neonatal intensive care unit … Read More

B.C. health officials to hold unexpected news conference on coronavirus on Friday

B.C. health officials are holding an unexpected news conference on the province’s response to the coronavirus on Friday. Global News will stream the 3 p.m. PT briefing live here on … Read More

B.C. reports 28 new cases of COVID-19, outbreak in neonatal care unit

British Columbia reported 28 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the highest single-day total since May 8. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry delivered the update in an unexpected live … Read More

27 cases of COVID-19 now linked to Kelowna, B.C., exposures

B.C.’s top doctor says there have now been 27 cases of COVID-19 linked to exposures at private parties in Kelowna between late June and early July. Eighteen of those cases … Read More

27 cases now linked to Kelowna coronavirus exposures

B.C.’s top doctor says there have now been 27 cases of COVID-19 linked to exposures at private parties in Kelowna between late June and early July. Eighteen of those cases … Read More

B.C. reports more than 20 COVID-19 cases for 6th time in a week

British Columbia reported 21 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday and no new deaths. The province did not hold a live briefing, but reported the numbers in a statement. Read more: B.C. … Read More

B.C. reports 25 COVID-19 cases, most since May 8

British Columbia reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in two months on Friday. Officials did not hold a briefing, but announced 25 new cases and one new death … Read More

B.C. reports 13 new COVID-19 cases, deadly outbreak at Langely Lodge declared over

British Columbia has confirmed 13 new cases of COVID-19, but recorded no new deaths on Friday. It comes as Fraser Health declared one of the province’s worst residential care outbreaks … Read More

B.C. records 3 COVID-19 deaths, 24 new cases since Tuesday

British Columbia has recorded three deaths and 24 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 48 hours, health officials said Thursday. Fifteen of the new cases came between Tuesday and … Read More

B.C. reports 10 new COVID-19 cases, one new death

British Columbia confirmed 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, all of them in the Fraser Health region. Health officials also reported one additional death at Vancouver’s Holy Family Hospital long-term … Read More

Why has B.C. handled the pandemic better than other provinces?

B.C.’s first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus was announced in late January. Since then, the province has had around 2,800 cases of the disease. But B.C.’s infection rate, at … Read More

Seven new COVID-19 cases in B.C., as province goes a week with no deaths

British Columbia has gone another week without a COVID-19 death. The province did not hold a live briefing, but announced seven new test-positive cases of the virus in a statement … Read More

Eight new COVID-19 cases in B.C., as province marks 6th day with no deaths

British Columbia confirmed eight new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, but no new deaths for the for the sixth day in a row. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said … Read More

Coronavirus: Two new health-care outbreaks in B.C. but no new deaths

Posted June 17, 2020 6:17 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ British Columbia health officials have confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks at two … Read More

B.C. records first COVID-19 death in a week and 16 new cases

Posted June 12, 2020 6:24 pm Updated June 12, 2020 6:27 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ British Columbia has recorded … Read More

B.C. marks sixth consecutive day with no COVID-19 deaths

Posted June 11, 2020 4:09 pm Updated June 11, 2020 5:52 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ British Columbia health officials … Read More

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