The BC Ministry of Health reported 1,711 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on Monday, August 23rd.

There have been 160,630 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

Day-to-Day Breakdown:

  • Friday-Saturday: 724
  • Saturday-Sunday: 545
  • Sunday-Monday: 442

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 290
  • Fraser Health: 419
  • Island Health: 133
  • Interior Health: 768
  • Northern Health: 100
  • Resident outside Canada: 1

There are currently 5,056 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

153,627 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 133 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 80 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

16 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll 1,801.

Data by Vaccination Status: 

From August 10th to 17th, fully vaccinated individuals accounted for 13% of cases and 11% of hospitalizations.

Cases:

  • Unvaccinated: 2,620 (71%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 583 (16%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 498 (13%)

Hospitalizations:

  • Unvaccinated: 95 (84%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 6 (5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 12 (11%)

Outbreaks

There have been three new health-care facility outbreaks at Peace Arch Hospital (Fraser Health) and Sun Pointe Village and Hardy View Lodge (Interior Health).

The outbreak at Evergreen Baptist Care Society (Fraser Health) has been declared over. 

There are currently 7 active outbreaks in long term care: Heritage Village and Kin Village West Court in Fraser Health, Village at Mill Creek – second floor, Nelson Jubilee Manor, Kootenay Street Village, Cottonwoods Care Centre and Brookhaven Care Centre in Interior Health.

There is 1 outbreak in acute care facilities: Peace Arch Hospital in Fraser Health.

There are currently 5 active outbreaks in assisted or independent living facilities: Nicola Meadows, Hawthorn Park, David Lloyd, Sun Pointe Village and Hardy View Lodge in Interior Health.

Island Health:

Island Health reported 133 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 358 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 154 │Total Cases: 2375
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 142 │ Total Cases: 2788
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 62│Total Cases: 802

9 people remain in hospital with 10 in ICU. 

There have been no new deaths in the Island Health region today, and a total of 43 deaths on Vancouver Island.

Vaccinations

83.2% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 74.9% received their second dose.

In addition, 84.0% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 76.1% received their second dose.

To date, 7,336,798 (+40,702) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 3,473,215 (+31,052) of which are second doses.

See also: Unvaccinated Canadians make up almost 90% of newly reported COVID-19 cases across the country

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At the time of this publication, 212,920,984 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 4,449,646 have died, and 190,620,253 have recovered.

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