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Posted: August 30, 2021

B.C.’s COVID-19 update for August 30

As of Monday, Aug. 30, 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:

* 707 new cases in Interior Health (total active cases: 2,424);

* 531 new cases in Fraser Health (total active cases: 1,371);

* 295 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (total active cases: 1,076);

* 178 new cases in Island Health (total active cases: 587);

* 142 new cases in Northern Health (total active cases: 453);

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

The new deaths include three in Interior Health, one in Fraser Health, one in Northern Health and two in Island Health.

There have been four new health-care facility outbreaks at Rose Woods Village (Interior Health), Chilliwack General Hospital (Fraser Health), Fort St. John Hospital (Northern Health), and Sunset Lodge (Island Health).

There are 18 active outbreaks, including in long-term care 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 in assisted or independent living at 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.

Lead image: A sign at the entry to a downtown Fernie store. Carrie Schafer/e-KNOW photo

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