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BC records 501 new COVID-19 cases, 205 in Interior Health

B.C. reported 1,434 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, including four epi-linked cases, for a total of 156,513 cases in the province.

On Tuesday, August 17, the latest numbers shows B.C. is reporting 501 new cases of COVID-19, including nine epi-linked cases, for a total of 157,014 cases in the province.

There are 5,296 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 149,847 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 111 individuals are in hospital and 51 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

  • 139 new cases in Fraser Health — Total active cases: 932
  • 92 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health — Total active cases: 758
  • 205 new cases in Interior Health — Total active cases: 3,084
  • 35 new cases in Northern Health — Total active cases: 206
  • 28 new cases in Island Health — Total active cases: 307
  • 2 new cases of people who reside outside of Canada — Total active cases: 9

In the past 24 hours, one new death (Island Health) has been reported, for an overall total of 1,781.

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks.

There are 10 active outbreaks:

  • long-term care: Kin Village West Court, Evergreen Baptist Care Society (Fraser Health), Nelson Jubilee Manor, Kootenay Street Village, Cottonwoods Care Centre, Brookhaven Care Centre (Interior Health), and Discovery Harbour (Island Health)
  • acute care: none
  • assisted or independent living: Village at Mill Creek - second floor, Hawthorn Park and David Lloyd (Interior Health)

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 7,248,039 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 cases skyrocket in BC

As of Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, 82.6% (3,830,337) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 73.2% (3,393,049) received their second dose.

In addition, 83.5% (3,609,557) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 74.6% (3,227,388) received their second dose.

Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 1,434 new cases of COVID-19, including four epi-linked cases, for a total of 156,513 cases in the province:

  • Aug. 13-14: 532 new cases
  • Aug. 14-15: 441 new cases
  • Aug. 15-16: 461 new cases

There are 5,090 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 149,553 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 104 individuals are in hospital and 47 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

  • 316 new cases in Fraser Health — Total active cases: 882
  • 198 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health — Total active cases: 715
  • 734 new cases in Interior Health — Total active cases: 2,982
  • 74 new cases in Northern Health — Total active cases: 197
  • 112 new cases in Island Health — Total active cases: 307
  • no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada — Total active cases: seven

In the past 72 hours, one new death (Fraser Health) has been reported, for an overall total of 1,780.

There are 10 active outbreaks:

  • long-term care: Kin Village West Court, Evergreen Baptist Care Society (Fraser Health), Nelson Jubilee Manor, Kootenay Street Village, Cottonwoods Care Centre, Brookhaven Care Centre (Interior Health), and Discovery Harbour (Island Health)
  • acute care: none
  • assisted or independent living: Village at Mill Creek - second floor (Interior Health), Hawthorn Park and David Lloyd (Interior Health)
  • There are no new outbreaks since Friday. The outbreak at Holyrood Manor has been declared over. The Village at Mill Creek outbreak was inaccurately reported Friday as a long-term care outbreak - it is an assisted-living facility.
  • Since December 2020, the Province has administered 7,230,961 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

Interior Health Outbreaks:

IH lists all outbreaks here

Details below.

  • Nelson Jubilee Manor has four cases: one resident and three staff, with one death connected to the outbreak.
  • Kootenay Street Village in Cranbrook has three cases: one resident and two staff.
  • Brookhaven Care Centre in West Kelowna has 26 cases: seven residents and 19 staff.
  • Cottonwoods Care Centre long-term care in Kelowna has 19 cases: 13 residents and six staff.
  • Hawthorn Park assisted/independent living in Kelowna has five cases: one resident and four staff.
  • David Lloyd Jones long-term care in Kelowna has 14 cases: nine residents and five staff.
  • Village at Mill Creek long-term care in Kelowna has two cases: one resident and one staff.