(Dr. Bonnie Henry/Photo by Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 801 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, September 2nd.

There have been 167,654 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 128
  • Fraser Health: 267
  • Island Health: 66
  • Interior Health: 237
  • Northern Health: 103
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

There are currently 5,931 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

159,560 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 199 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 116 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

6 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll 1,824.

Data by Vaccination Status: 

From August 25th to 31st, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 79.0% of cases and from Aug 18-31, they accounted for 84.0% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (August 25th to 31st):

  • Total: 4,861
  • Not vaccinated: 3,345 (68.8%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 496 (10.2%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,020 (21.0%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (August 18th to 31st):

  • Total: 268
  • Not vaccinated: 203 (75.7%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 22 (8.2%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 43 (16.0%)


There have been two new health-care facility outbreaks at Northcrest Care Centre (Fraser Health) and Hillside Village (Interior Health).

The outbreak at Nelson Jubilee Manor (Interior Health) has been declared over.

There are a total of 20 active outbreaks, including:

  • Long-Term Care: Heritage Village, Northcrest Care Centre (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 66 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 461 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 224 │Total Cases: 2657
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 171 │ Total Cases: 3020
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 66 │Total Cases: 893

15 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, 84.6% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 76.9% received their second dose.

In addition, 85.3% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 77.9% have received their second dose.

To date, 7,494,567 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 3,565,148 of which are second doses.

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At the time of this publication, 219,627,782 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 4,550,571 have died, and 196,416,432 have recovered.

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