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The BC Ministry of Health reported 698 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, August 25th.

There have been 161,969 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 129
  • Fraser Health: 203
  • Island Health: 69
  • Interior Health: 252
  • Northern Health: 45
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

There are currently 5,356 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

154,669 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 139 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 75 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

1 new person has died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll 1,802.

Data by Vaccination Status: 

From August 10th to 23rd, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 83.3% of cases and 85.0% of hospitalizations.

Cases (August 23rd):

  • Unvaccinated: 372 (68.4%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 53 (9.7%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 119 (21.9%)

Cases (August 17th-23rd):

  • Unvaccinated: 3,051 (66.8%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 535 (16.5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 752 (16.6%)

Hospitalizations (August 10th-23rd)

  • Unvaccinated: 144 (77.0%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 15 (8.0%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 28 (15%)


There have been two new health-care facility outbreaks: Brock Fahrni in Vancouver Coastal Health and Spring Valley Care Centre in Interior Health.

There are currently 8 active outbreaks in long term care: Heritage Village in Fraser Health, Brock Fahrni in Vancouver Coastal Health, Village at Mill Creek – second floor, Nelson Jubilee Manor, Kootenay Street Village, Cottonwoods Care Centre, Brookhaven Care Centre and Spring Valley 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 69 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 397 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 171 │Total Cases: 2413
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 159 │ Total Cases: 2829
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 67 │Total Cases: 820

12 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.


83.5% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 75.4% received their second dose.

In addition, 84.2% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 76.5% received their second dose.

To date, 7,369,741 (+18,270) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 3,493,119 (+10,243) of which are second doses.

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At the time of this publication, 214,387,037 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 4,471,263 have died, and 191,865,890 have recovered.

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