BC health officials announced 801 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 167,654.
In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that there are 5,931 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. Of the active cases, 199 individuals are currently hospitalized, 116 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
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New cases and total active cases, broken down by health region, are as follows:
- Fraser Health: 267 new cases, 1,616 total active cases
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 128 new cases, 1,102 total active cases
- Interior Health: 237 new cases, 2,112 total active cases
- Northern Health: 103 new cases, 553 total active cases
- Island Health: 66 new cases, 541 total active cases
- Outside of Canada: No new cases, seven total active cases
There have been six new COVID-19-related deaths in Interior Health, for a total of 1,824 deaths in British Columbia.
Between August 25 and 31, people not vaccinated accounted for 79% of cases, and between August 18 and 31, they accounted for 84% of hospitalizations.
Past week cases (August 25 to 31) – Total 4,861
- Not vaccinated: 3,345 (68.8%)
- Partially vaccinated: 496 (10.2%)
- Fully vaccinated: 1,020 (21%)
Past two weeks cases hospitalized (August 18 to 31) – Total 268
- Not vaccinated: 203 (75.7%)
- Partially vaccinated: 22 (8.2%)
- Fully vaccinated: 43 (16%)
To date, 84.6% of all eligible people 12 and over have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; 76.9% have received their second dose.