B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

Press Release

VICTORIA – As of Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, 84.2% (3,904,121) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 76.4% (3,541,731) received their second dose.

In addition, 84.9% (3,672,685) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 77.5% (3,350,149) received their second dose.

Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 1,853 new cases of COVID-19, including four epi-linked cases, for a total of 165,413 cases in the province:

  • Aug. 27-28: 769 new cases
  • Aug. 28-29: 581 new cases
  • Aug. 29-30: 503 new cases

There are 5,918 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 157,419 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 176 individuals are in hospital and 91 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

  • 531 new cases in Fraser Health
    • Total active cases: 1,371
  • 295 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
    • Total active cases: 1,076
  • 707 new cases in Interior Health
    • Total active cases: 2,424
  • 142 new cases in Northern Health
    • Total active cases: 453
  • 178 new cases in Island Health
    • Total active cases: 587
  • no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
    • Total active cases: seven

In the past 72 hours, seven new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 1,814.

The new deaths include:

  • Fraser Health: one
  • Interior Health: three
  • Northern Health: one
  • Island Health: two

There have been four new health-care facility outbreaks at Chilliwack General Hospital (Fraser Health), Fort St. John Hospital (Northern Health), Rose Woods Village (Interior Health) and Sunset Lodge (Island Health). There are 18 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 (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. 13-26, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 81.7% of cases and 85.8% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Aug. 20-26) – Total 4,565

  • Not vaccinated: 3,255 (71.3%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 477 (10.4%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 833 (18.2%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Aug. 13-26) – Total 217

  • Not vaccinated: 172 (79.3%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 14 (6.5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 31 (14.3%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population (Aug. 20-26)

  • Not vaccinated: 208.3
  • Partially vaccinated: 111.1
  • Fully vaccinated: 26.2

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 7,453,107 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

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:

  • BCCDC: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/public-exposures
  • Fraser Health: fraserhealth.ca/covid19exposure
  • Interior Health: https://news.interiorhealth.ca/news/public-exposures/
  • Island Health: https://www.islandhealth.ca/learn-about-health/covid-19/data-outbreaks-facilities
  • Northern Health: https://www.northernhealth.ca/health-topics/outbreaks-and-exposures
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: http://www.vch.ca/covid-19/public-exposures


Ministry of Health
250 952-1887 (media line)

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