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The BC Ministry of Health reported 742 new cases of COVID-19 for a four-day period from Friday, July 30th to Tuesday, August 3rd

There have been 150,631 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

Day-to-Day Breakdown:

  • Friday-Saturday: 160
  • Saturday-Sunday: 196
  • Sunday-Monday: 185
  • Monday-Tuesday: 201

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 115
  • Fraser Health: 165
  • Island Health: 42
  • Interior Health: 395
  • Northern Health: 24
  • Resident outside Canada: 1

There are currently 1,544 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

147,285 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 53 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 19 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

1 new person have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll at 1,772. 


There are currently 2 outbreaks in long-term care (Holyrood Manor in Fraser Health and Nelson Jubilee Manor in Interior Health)

Island Health:

Island Health reported 42 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 79 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 42 │Total Cases: 2058
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 32 │ Total Cases: 2534
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 5│Total Cases: 716

1 person remains in hospital with 0 in ICU. 

There have been no new deaths in the Island Health region today, and a total of 41 deaths on Vancouver Island.


81.4% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 67.3% received their second dose.

In addition, 82.3% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 69.7% received their second dose.

To date, 6,902,320 (+128,063) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 3,121,311 (+112,951) of which are second doses.

See also: Unvaccinated Canadians make up almost 90% of newly reported COVID-19 cases across the country

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At the time of this publication, 199,982,586 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 4,255,377 have died, and 180,359,857 have recovered.

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