Heat-Related Deaths in B.C.

The following summarizes the number of heat-related deaths reported to the BC Coroners Service between June 20, 2021 and July 29, 2021. Data for all Coroner Responded Deaths from June 25 to July 1 is available here.  While this data is usually not released until it has had time to settle, preliminary statistics are being made available due to public interest.

Last updated: Friday, July 30, 2021

NOTE: Data for the number of deaths confirmed as heat-related is preliminary and subject to change. All deaths reported are currently being investigated to establish cause and manner of death. Once investigations are concluded, summarized data will be posted here.


Heat-Related Deaths by Age Group, British Columbia, June 20 - July 29, 2021
Age Group # of Deaths 
<40  2
40-49  13
50-59  42
60-69 127
70-79 160
80-89 149
90+  76
Total  569

Heat-Related Deaths by Health Authority, British Columbia, June 20 - July 29, 2021
Health Authority # of Deaths 
Fraser 279
Interior 84
Island  50
Northern  20
Vancouver Coastal  136
Total  569

Heat-Related Deaths by Week, British Columbia, June 20 - July 29, 2021
Week  # of Deaths
June 25 - July 1 445
July 2 - July 8  92
July 9 - July 15 25
July 16 - July 22 6
July 23 - July 29  1
Total  569