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 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.
Some links include:
- Details on the latest provincial restrictions
- BCCDC information on how to get tested
- Support for mental health and wellbeing
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.