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Over 650 new cases of COVID-19 found in BC including 60 in Northern Health

BC reported 655 new cases of COVID-19, 60 of which were found in the North while 242 were identified in the Interior.

There are now 6,045 active cases in BC, while 187 people are in hospital, 103 of whom are in ICU.

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

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  • 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

In the past 24 hours, two new deaths have been reported in the Island Health Authority, for a provincial death toll of 1,816.

The new/active cases include:

  • 60 new cases in Northern Health
    • Total active cases: 479
  • 242 new cases in Interior Health
    • Total active cases: 2,495
  • 186 new cases in Fraser Health
    • Total active cases: 1,418
  • 99 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
    • Total active cases: 1,026
  • 68 new cases in Island Health
    • Total active cases: 620
  • no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
    • Total active cases: seven
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