Dr. Bonnie Henry (Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 402 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, August 5th.

There have been 151,375 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 41
  • Fraser Health: 82
  • Island Health: 25
  • Interior Health: 234
  • Northern Health: 20
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

There are currently 2,066 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

147,510 people people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 58 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 21 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:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 56 │Total Cases: 2,081
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases:  47 | Total Cases: 2,555
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 5 │Total Cases: 717
  • 1 person are 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 have been recorded since the pandemic began.


81.7% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 68.4%  have received their second dose.

In addition, 82.6% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 70.6% have received their second dose.

To date, 6,965,062 (+33,247) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 3,172,287 (+25,618) 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, 201,509,888 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 4,276,902 have died, and 181,323,281 have recovered.

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