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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:

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.

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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.


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