(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

Outbreaks

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.

Vaccinations

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.

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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.

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