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Information on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Last updated: Feb. 20, 2020

This web page will continue to be updated as new information becomes available on the status of cases in British Columbia.
A new coronavirus is the cause of an outbreak of respiratory infections, now known as COVID-19. The symptoms of COVID-19, which can include fever and cough, are similar to other respiratory infections, including influenza. The number of cases worldwide is changing quickly, with the vast majority being in China, and specifically Hubei Province.
There are confirmed cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and Canada; however, the risk to Canadians continues to be low.
For the latest information on COVID-19, including the number of confirmed cases, visit You can also follow the BC Centre for Disease Control on Twitter (@CDCofBC) for ongoing updates.

Key facts about Coronavirus Disease

  • The risk of novel coronavirus transmission continues to remain low for residents of British Columbia.
  • Anyone who is concerned that they may have been exposed to, or is experiencing symptoms of the novel coronavirus, should contact their primary care provider, local Public Health office, or call 8-1-1.
  • The Public Health Agency of Canada has set up a novel coronavirus telephone information line at: 1-833-784-4397
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