Dr. Bonnie Henry
(Dr. Bonnie Henry/Province of British Columbia, Flickr)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 867 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, August 27th.

There have been 163,560 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 165
  • Fraser Health: 228
  • Island Health: 63
  • Interior Health: 350
  • Northern Health: 61
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

There are currently 5,657 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

155,928 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 159 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 84 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Three more people have died from COVID-related causes, all in Interior Health, making the provincial death toll 1,807.

Data by Vaccination Status: 

From August 12th to 25th, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 82.0% of cases and 85.9% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Aug. 19-25) – Total 4,368

  • Not vaccinated: 3,116 (71.3%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 467 (10.7%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 785 (18.0%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Aug. 12-25) – Total 213

* Not vaccinated: 169 (79.3%)

* Partially vaccinated: 14 (6.6%)

* Fully vaccinated: 30 (14.1%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population (Aug. 19-25)

  • Not vaccinated: 199.0
  • Partially vaccinated 105.7
  • Fully vaccinated: 24.9


There has been one new health facility outbreak, at the Sunset Lodge long term care home in Victoria. Three staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 and are self-isolating at home.

Island Health says that no residents are showing symptoms of the virus, and the risk of transmission is low.

There are currently eight active outbreaks in 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 and Spring Valley Care Centre (Interior Health)

There is one 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 63 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 555 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 188 │Total Cases: 2471
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 185 │ Total Cases: 2879
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 79 │Total Cases: 840

12 people remain in hospital with 13 in ICU.

There have been no new deaths in the Island Health region today, and a total of 43 deaths on Vancouver Island.


83.9% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 75.8% received their second dose.

In addition, 84.6% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 76.9% received their second dose.

To date, 7,408,715 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC.

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At the time of this publication, 216,105,356 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 4,497,091 have died, and 193,093,093 have recovered.

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