(Dr. Bonnie Henry, Minister Adrian Dix/Photo by Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 641 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, August 24th.

There have been 161,271 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 125
  • Fraser Health: 149
  • Island Health: 53
  • Interior Health: 273
  • Northern Health: 39
  • Resident outside Canada: 2

There are currently 5,357 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

153,967 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 138 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 78 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 1,801.

Data by Vaccination Status: 

From August 9th to 22nd, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 83.4% of cases and 85.6% of hospitalizations.

Cases (August 16th-22nd):

  • Unvaccinated: 2,870 (70.2%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 541 (13.2%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 680 (16.6%)

Hospitalizations (August 9th-22nd)

  • Unvaccinated: 108 (77.7%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 11 (7.9%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 20 (14.4%)


The outbreak at Kin Village West Court in Fraser Health has been declared over.

There are currently 6 active outbreaks in long term care: Heritage Village 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 53 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 383 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 167 │Total Cases: 2396
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 154 │ Total Cases: 2813
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 62 │Total Cases: 809

10 people remain in hospital with 12 in ICU. 

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


83.3% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 75.1% received their second dose.

In addition, 84.1% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 76.3% received their second dose.

To date, 7,351,471 (+14,673) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 3,482,876 (+9,661) 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, 213,756,555 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 4,461,041 have died, and 191,311,897 have recovered.

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