B.C.’s COVID-19 update for Sept. 3
As of Friday, September 3, 84.8% (3,929,089) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 77.1% (3,572,841) received their second dose.
In addition, 85.4% (3,694,070) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 78.1% (3,376,103) received their second dose.
B.C. is reporting 671 new cases of COVID-19, including four epi-linked cases, for a total of 168,325 cases in the province.
There are 5,872 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 160,268 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 215 individuals are in hospital and 118 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
Note: Intensive care numbers are a subset of the total in hospital. They are not in addition to the number of people in hospital.
The new/active cases include:
* 230 new cases in Interior Health (total active cases: 1,965);
* 230 new cases in Fraser Health (total active cases: 1,689);
* 78 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (total active cases: 1,077);
* 89 new cases in Northern Health (total active cases: 595);
* 44 new cases in Island Health (total active cases: 539).
In the past 24 hours, three new deaths (Interior Health) have been reported, for an overall total of 1,827.
There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Menno Home (Fraser Health), for a total of 21 active outbreaks, including in long-term care at Village at Mill Creek – second floor, Cottonwoods Care Centre, Brookhaven Care Centre, Spring Valley Care Centre, Kamloops Seniors Village, Hillside Village (Interior Health) and assisted or independent living at Nicola Meadows, Hawthorn Park, David Lloyd Jones, Sun Pointe Village, Hardy View Lodge and Rose Woods Village (Interior Health).
Since December 2020, the province has administered 7,509,127 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.
Lead image: COVID-19 safety instructions at the entry to a downtown Invermere business. Ian Cobb/e-KNOW photo