COVID-19 in B.C.: Almost 400 new cases and almost 3,300 active cases; no new deaths; and more

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      Today, case counts continued to increase in all categories—new, active, and hospitalized cases—and in all health regions. Interior Health, with its outbreak in the Central Okanagan, remains a hotspot.

      The good news, however, is that, after a weekend with five deaths, there weren’t any new deaths over the past 24 hours and there also aren’t any new outbreaks.

      B.C. update: August 10

      Today, the B.C. Health Ministry is reporting 395 new COVID-19 cases (including two epi-linked cases).

      Currently, there are 3,284 active cases, which is an increase of 248 cases since yesterday.

      The new and active cases include:

      • 187 new cases in Interior Health, with 1,893 total active cases (138 more cases than yesterday);
      • 100 new cases in Fraser Health, with 619 total active cases (33 more cases);
      • 61 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, with 430 total active cases (43 more cases);
      • 31 new cases in Island Health, with 218 total active cases (30 more cases);
      • 15 new cases in Northern Health, with 111 total active cases (three more cases);
      • one new case of a person who resides outside of Canada, with 13 total active cases (one more case).

      Today, there are 71 individuals in hospital (three more than yesterday), and 23 of those patients are in intensive care units (three more than yesterday).

      As no new deaths were reported, the cumulative total number of fatalities remains at 1,777 people who have died of COVID-19-related reasons during the pandemic.

      A total of 148,215 people who tested positive have now recovered, which includes 149 recoveries since yesterday.

      During the pandemic, B.C. has reported an overall total of 153,313 COVID-19 cases.


      Since B.C.’s immunization program began in December, B.C. has administered 7,087,736 doses of Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

      As of today, 82.1 percent (3,805,781) of eligible people 12 and above have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 70.6 percent (3,274,116) received their second dose.

      In addition, 83 percent (3,588,693) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 72.5 percent (3,134,210) received their second dose.

      Outbreaks and exposures

      None of the five regional health authorities have declared any new healthcare or community outbreaks, and have not listed any new public exposures or business closures.

      There are seven active outbreaks in longterm care facilities:

      • Holyrood Manor and Kin Village West Court in Fraser Health;
      • Nelson Jubilee Manor, Kootenay Street Village, Cottonwoods Care Centre, and Brookhaven Care Centre in Interior Health;
      • Discovery Harbour in Island Health.
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