B.C. reports more than 1,700 new COVID cases and 16 deaths in latest update

B.C. reports more than 1,700 new COVID cases and 16 deaths in latest update

British Columbia health officials on Monday reported 1,711 new COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths since their last update on Aug. 20.

There were 724 new cases from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 545 new cases from Aug. 21-22, and 442 new cases from Aug. 22 to Aug. 23.

The number of confirmed cases in B.C. is now at 160,630 while the death toll climbs to 1,801.

Island Health and Fraser Health regions each recorded one death over the weekend while 14 deaths occurred in the Interior Health region. However, officials said in a press release issued to the media Monday that the Interior Health death toll includes “updated reporting of deaths from Aug. 1.”

Of the new cases, 133 were in Island Health, 768 were in Interior Health, 419 were in Fraser Health, 290 were in Vancouver Coastal Health, 100 cases were in Northern Health and one case was identified in an individual who generally resides outside of Canada.

There are currently 5,056 active cases in the province, 133 people in hospital — 80 of whom are in intensive care.

A total of 153,627 people in B.C. have recovered from COVID-19 while 7,336,798 doses of vaccine have been administered province-wide.

New data released by the province shows that 71 per cent of all cases recorded in B.C. between Aug. 11 and Aug. 17 were people who were not vaccinated. Only 13 per cent of cases recorded during that same period were in fully vaccinated individuals. The remaining cases (583 or 16 per cent) were in partially vaccinated people.

The province also says that between Aug. 10 and Aug. 17, fully vaccinated individuals accounted for 13 per cent of all cases but only 11 per cent of all hospitalizations during that time.

Today’s data was released as a statement to the media.

Island Health

There are currently 358 active cases — 62 in North Island, 142 in Central Island and 154 in South Island — on Vancouver Island, according to the latest update from Island Health.

Meanwhile, 10 people are currently in critical care, according to the BCCDC’s dashboard, which also shows nine people are currently hospitalized.

Over the weekend, there were 7,277 doses of vaccine administered on Vancouver Island. Of those doses, 14 were AstraZeneca, 3,860 were Moderna and 3,403 doses were Pfizer.

Furthermore, there were 932 new tests for COVID-19 performed over the past 24 hours.

When it comes to vaccinations on Vancouver Island, there have been a total of 1,225,953 vaccine doses — 585,527 are second doses — administered in the region. This includes 32,775 doses of AstraZeneca, 307,195 doses of Moderna and 885,983 doses of Pfizer.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 5,986 cases reported, 43 deaths, and 275 total hospitalizations, and 5,495 recoveries recorded on Vancouver Island.

Editor’s note: The BCCDC lists the active case count for Vancouver Island at 401, which is43 more active cases than what Island Health has reported. There are often discrepancies between the figures which the two agencies claim is due to “differences” in their reporting timeframes.

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