(Dr. Bonnie Henry/Photo by Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 464 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, August 6th.

There have been 151,839 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 60
  • Fraser Health: 72
  • Island Health: 27
  • Interior Health: 275
  • Northern Health: 29
  • Resident outside Canada: 1

There are currently 2,411 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

147,627 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 52 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 24 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.

Outbreaks

There are currently 6 outbreaks in long-term care: Holyrood Manor in Fraser Health, Nelson Jubilee Manor, Kootenay Street Village, Cottonwoods Care Centre and Brookhaven Care Centre in Interior Health and Discovery Harbour in Island Health. 

Latest updates in Interior Health

Amid surging COVID-19 cases in Central Okanagan, new restrictions have been put in place.

Currently, 56% of active cases in B.C. are in the Interior Health region, most of them in the Central Okanagan.

Effective Friday, groups at restaurants will be limited to 6 or fewer and liquor service will be suspended at 10 p.m. Nightclubs and bars will be closed unless they serve food.

High-intensity gyms will be temporarily closed and low intensity workout classes will have limits on occupants.

Effective Monday, indoor personal gatherings will be capped at 5 people or one other household and outdoor events will be capped at 50 people.

Those with Central Okanagan travel plans are being “strongly urged” to reschedule.

Island Health:

Island Health reported 27 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 139 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 74 │Total Cases: 2099
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 59 │ Total Cases: 2569
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 6 │Total Cases: 718

1 person remains in hospital with 1 in ICU. 

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

Vaccinations

81.8% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 68.9% received their second dose.

In addition, 82.7% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 71.0% received their second dose.

To date, 6,993,104 (+28,042) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 3,195,128 (+22,841) 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, 202,225,036 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 4,287,597 have died, and 181,789,224 have recovered.

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