(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%)

Outbreaks

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.

Vaccinations

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.

Some links include:

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.

Subscribe to the Victoria Buzz newsletter to receive the latest news, events and more directly to your inbox. Every day.