Dr. Bonnie Henry (Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 342 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, August 4th.

There have been 150,973 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 57
  • Fraser Health: 66
  • Island Health: 32
  • Interior Health: 171
  • Northern Health: 13
  • Resident outside Canada: 3

There are currently 1,764 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

147,409 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 55 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 23 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

There were no reports of deaths from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll at 1,772.


There are currently 5 outbreaks in long-term care (Holyrood Manor in Fraser Health, and Nelson Jubilee Manor, Kootenay Street Village, Cottonwoods Care Centre and Brookhaven Care Centre in Interior Health).

Island Health:

Island Health reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 89 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 45 │Total Cases: 2067
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 39│ Total Cases: 2542
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 5│Total Cases: 716

1 person remains in hospital with 0 in ICU.

There have been no new deaths in the Island Health region today, and a total of 41 deaths on Vancouver Island.


81.5% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 67.9% have received their second dose.

In addition, 82.4% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 70.1% have received their second dose.

To date, 6,931,815 (+29,495) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 3,146,669 (+25,358) 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, 200,746,365 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 4,266,176 have died, and 180,828,978 have recovered.

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