(Island Health COVID-19 screening facility on Cook Street in Victoria/Victoria Buzz)

Every health region in B.C. has been impacted by a spike in new COVID-19 cases reported over the past weekend.

Between Sunday and Monday, provincial health authorities reported a whopping 236 new cases, with 100 cases on Saturday alone—the highest number of cases in one day ever recorded in the province.

See also: B.C. health minister says pandemic expected to last into 2022 after major spike in cases

The region that saw the most dramatic increase over the three-day period was the Fraser Health region, recording 149 new cases in that time.

By comparison, Vancouver Island Health region has been doing relatively well, clocking in four new cases over the weekend.

Of these, three patients are located in the Central part of the island, while one is located on Southern Vancouver Island.

This graph shows the number of new cases and their origins in the Island Health region since the start of the pandemic in March:

(Source: Island Health)

On the evening of Friday August 14, 7-Eleven Canada confirmed that an employee at their 1327 Douglas Street tested positive for COVID-19 and advised any customers who shopped at that location between August 10 and 14 contact 811 for guidance.

In total, there have been 154 cases of COVID-19 in the Island Health region, and the area has a 93 per cent recovery rate.

As of Tuesday, there are six active cases in the Island health authority, and no outbreaks or exposure alerts are currently place.

In total, there have been 54 cases in South Vancouver Island, 40 cases in Central Vancouver Island and 60 cases in North Vancouver Island.

Across British Columbia, there currently remain 743 active cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday morning.


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