The BC Ministry of Health reported 724 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, August 26th.
There have been 162,693 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
New cases were reported in these health regions:
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 142
- Fraser Health: 185
- Island Health: 64
- Interior Health: 271
- Northern Health: 62
- Resident outside Canada: 0
There are currently 5,640 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
155,096 people who tested positive have recovered.
There are now a total of 149 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 83 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 at 1,804.
Data by Vaccination Status:
From August 11th-24th, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 82.4% of cases and 86.4% of hospitalizations.
Past week cases (August 18th-24th):
- Total: 4,413
- Not vaccinated: 3,131 (70.9%)
- Partially vaccinated: 509 (11.5%)
- Fully vaccinated: 773 (17.5%)
Past two weeks cases hospitalized (August 11th-24th):
- Total: 199
- Not vaccinated: 157 (78.9%)
- Partially vaccinated: 15 (7.5%)
- Fully vaccinated: 27 (13.6%)
Past week, cases per 100,000 population (August 18th-24th)
- Not vaccinated: 199.5
- Partially vaccinated: 111.9
- Fully vaccinated: 24.6
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 reported 64 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 451 active cases.
Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:
- South Vancouver Island Active cases: 194 │Total Cases: 2439
- Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 182 │ Total Cases: 2856
- North Vancouver Island Active cases: 75 │Total Cases: 830
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.
83.7% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 75.6% received their second dose.
In addition, 84.4% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 76.7% received their second dose.
To date, 7,390,103 (+20,362) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 3,504,402 (+11,283) 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, 215,230,076 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 4,483,718 have died, and 192,508,028 have recovered.