Novel Coronavirus Information

A new coronavirus (2019-nCov) is causing respiratory infections mostly in Hubei Province, China. 

For the latest information on coronavirus, including the number of confirmed cases, visit You can also follow the BC Centre for Disease Control on Twitter (@CDCofBC) for ongoing updates.


February 14: Joint statement on British Columbia's fifth case of novel coronavirus (BC Government)

February 11: Joint statement on updates for novel coronavirus, patients recovering (BC Government)

February 7: Joint statement on the first repatriation flight for returning Canadians from China (BC Government)

February 6: Joint statement on two new cases of 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C. (BC Government)

February 4: Joint statement on updates on the 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C. and federal travel recommendations (BC Government)

February 3: Joint statement on updates on the 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C. (BC Government)

January 31: Joint statement on updates on the 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C. (BC Government)

January 28: Joint statement on the first case of 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C. (BC Government)

More Information

Visit these sites to learn more:
BC Centre for Disease Control
Public Health Agency of Canada
World Health Organization

Clinicians, for more information see: 
MHO newsletter update 
BCCDC clinical bulletins

News & Events

Code Hack 2020

Code Hack is back!

Are you ready for an exciting challenge that could help shape the future of health care? Island Health is looking for 100 people to participate in a 24-hour design sprint that aims to generate fresh ideas to improve health care.

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Island Health Magazine Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 issue of Island Health magazine encourages readers to live their healthiest life. Read features on how to keep your resolutions; re-thinking “diets” and some delicious soup recipes. Also included in this issue are articles about the stigma of mental illness and an Island Health Research project on dementia.

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Temporary service reduction at Port Alice Health Centre

Island Health is advising that, despite significant effort to fill shifts, there is a temporary shortage of registered nurses and physicians over the holiday season resulting in a temporary service reduction at the Port Alice Health Centre.

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