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655 COVID19 cases for Tuesday

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 31 Aug, 2021 03:01 PM
  • 655 COVID19 cases for Tuesday

BC health officials announced 655 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 166,068.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that there are 6,045 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. Of the active cases, 187 individuals are currently hospitalized, 103 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
 
New cases and total active cases, broken down by health region, are as follows:
  • Fraser Health: 186 new cases, 1,418 total active cases
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 99 new cases, 1,026 total active cases
  • Interior Health: 242 new cases, 2,495 total active cases
  • Northern Health: 60 new cases, 479 total active cases
  • Island Health: 68 new cases, 620 total active cases
  • Outside of Canada: No new cases, seven total active cases

There have been two new COVID-19-related deaths in Interior Health, for a total of 1,816 deaths in British Columbia.

Between August 16 and 29, people not vaccinated accounted for 80.2% of cases and 88.7% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (August 23 to 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 (August 16 to 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 (August 23 to 29)

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

To date, 84.3% of all eligible people 12 and over have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; 76.5% have received their second dose.

157,941 people who tested positive have now recovered.

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