IHA has 242 new cases overnight, BC records 655

Kyra Hoggan
By Kyra Hoggan
August 31st, 2021

As of Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, 84.3% (3,908,860) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 76.5% (3,547,751) received their second dose.

In addition, 85.0% (3,676,744) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 77.6% (3,355,134) received their second dose.

B.C. is reporting 655 new cases of COVID-19, including 15 epi-linked cases, for a total of 166,068 cases in the province.

There are 6,045 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 157,941 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 187 individuals are in hospital and 103 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

  • 186 new cases in Fraser Health

    • Total active cases: 1,418
  • 99 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health

    • Total active cases: 1,026
  • 242 new cases in Interior Health

    • Total active cases: 2,495
  • 60 new cases in Northern Health

    • Total active cases: 479
  • 68 new cases in Island Health

    • Total active cases: 620
  • no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada

    • Total active cases: seven

In the past 24 hours, two new deaths (Island Health) have been reported, for an overall total of 1,816.

There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Kamloops Seniors Village (Interior Health). There are 19 active outbreaks, including:

  • 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, Spring Valley Care Centre, Kamloops Seniors 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)

From Aug. 16-29, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 80.2% of cases and 88.7% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Aug. 23-29) – Total 4,698

  • Not vaccinated: 3,285 (69.9%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 485 (10.3%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 928 (19.8%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Aug. 16-29) – Total 186

  • Not vaccinated: 150 (80.6%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 15 (8.1%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 21 (11.3%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population (Aug. 23-29)

  • Not vaccinated: 212.1
  • Partially vaccinated: 124.9
  • Fully vaccinated: 28.7

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population (Aug. 16-29)

  • Not vaccinated: 9.6
  • Partially vaccinated: 3.5
  • Fully vaccinated: 0.7

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 7,463,858 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

For the Aug. 31, 2021, modelling presentation, visit: http://news.gov.bc.ca/files/8-31_PHO_modelling.pdf

For the provincial health officer’s order on masks in public indoor settings, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/25217

For the Aug. 23, 2021, announcement on proof of vaccination in B.C., visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/25211

For the Aug. 12, 2021, announcement on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for long-term care workers, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/25143

For new health measures in the central Okanagan, visit:

For information on breakthrough cases, visit: http://news.gov.bc.ca/files/7-27_breakthrough_cases.pdf

Or see the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) weekly data summary: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data#summary

Detailed data is posted daily on the BCCDC dashboard: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data
Or: www.bccdc.ca

To register to be immunized or to learn about getting your second dose, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/register
Or: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/dose-2

To learn about BC’s Restart plan, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restart

For recent modelling, visit: http://news.gov.bc.ca/files/6-28_PHO_presentation.pdf

For the provincial health officer’s orders and guidance, visit:

For guidance on restrictions, visit:

The latest updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing centre near you: http://www.bccdc.ca/
Or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

For COVID-19 exposure events, updates and information, visit:

This post was syndicated from https://rosslandtelegraph.com
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