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The BC Ministry of Health reported 671 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, September 3rd.

There have been 168,325 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 78
  • Fraser Health: 230
  • Island Health: 44
  • Interior Health: 230
  • Northern Health: 89
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

There are currently 5,872 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

160,268 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 215 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 118 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

3 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll at 1,827.


There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Menno Home (Fraser Health).

There are a total of 21 active outbreaks:

  • Long-term Care: Heritage Village, Northcrest Care Centre, Menno Home (Fraser Health), Arbutus Care Centre, Brock Fahrni (Vancouver Coastal Health), Village at Mill Creek – second floor, Cottonwoods Care Centre, Brookhaven Care Centre, Spring Valley Care Centre, Kamloops Seniors Village, Hillside Village (Interior Health) and Sunset Lodge (Island Health)
  • Acute Care: Peace Arch Hospital, Chilliwack General Hospital (Fraser Health) and Fort St. John Hospital (Northern Health)
  • Assisted or Independent living: Nicola Meadows, Hawthorn Park, David Lloyd Jones, Sun Pointe Village, Hardy View Lodge and Rose Woods Village (Interior Health)

Island Health:

Island Health reported 44 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 455 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 219│Total Cases: 2681
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 168│ Total Cases: 3039
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 68│Total Cases: 903

14 people remain in hospital with 12 in ICU. 

There have been no new deaths in the Island Health region today, and a total of 48 deaths on Vancouver Island.


As of today, 84.8% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 77.1% received their second dose.

In addition, 85.4% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 78.1% have received their second dose.

To date, 7,509,127 (+14,560) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 3,572,841 (+7,693) of which are second doses.

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At the time of this publication, 220,296,235 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 4,562,014 have died, and 196,938,915 have recovered.

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