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

The BC Ministry of Health reported 655 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, August 31st.

There have been 166,068 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 99
  • Fraser Health: 186
  • Island Health: 68
  • Interior Health: 242
  • Northern Health: 60
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

There are currently 6,045 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

157,941 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 187 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 103 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

2 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll 1,816.

Data by Vaccination Status: 

From August 16th to 29th, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 80.2% of cases and 88.7% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (August 23rd to 29th):

  • Total: 4,698
  • Not vaccinated: 3,285 (69.9%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 485 (10.3%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 928 (19.8%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (August 16th to 29th):

  • Total: 186
  • Not vaccinated: 150 (80.6%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 15 (8.1%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 21 (11.3%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population (August 23rd to 29th):

  • Not vaccinated: 212.1
  • Partially vaccinated: 124.9
  • Fully vaccinated: 28.7

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population (August 16th to 29th):

  • Not vaccinated: 9.6
  • Partially vaccinated: 3.5
  • Fully vaccinated: 0.7


There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Kamloops Seniors Village (Interior Health).

There are 19 active outbreaks, including:

  • Long-term Care: Heritage Village (Fraser Health), Brock Fahrni (Vancouver Coastal Health), Village at Mill Creek – second floor, Nelson Jubilee Manor, Kootenay Street Village, Cottonwoods Care Centre, Brookhaven Care Centre, Spring Valley Care Centre, Kamloops Seniors Village (Interior Health) and Sunset Lodge (Island Health)
  • Acute Care: Peace Arch Hospital, Chilliwack General Hospital (Fraser Health) and Fort St. John Hospital (Northern Health)
  • Assisted or Independent Living: Nicola Meadows, Hawthorn Park, David Lloyd Jones, Sun Pointe Village, Hardy View Lodge and Rose Woods Village (Interior Health)

Island Health:

Island Health reported 68 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 440 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 211 │Total Cases: 2601
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 165 │ Total Cases: 2970
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 64 │Total Cases: 872

13 people remain in hospital with 10 in ICU. 

There have been 2 new deaths in the Island Health region today, and a total of 47 deaths on Vancouver Island.


84.3% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 76.5% received their second dose.

In addition, 85.0% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 77.6% received their second dose.

To date, 7,463,858 (+10,751) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 3,547,751 (+6,020) of which are second doses.

Some links include:

At the time of this publication, 218,270,488 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 4,529,326 have died, and 195,158,996 have recovered.

Subscribe to the Victoria Buzz newsletter to receive the latest news, events and more directly to your inbox. Every day.