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COVID-19: B.C. reports 663 new cases; 38 in Northern Health area

VICTORIA – As of Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, 83.0% (3,846,528) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 74.3% (3,442,163) received their second dose.

In addition, 83.8% (3,623,251) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 75.5% (3,266,877) received their second dose.

B.C. is reporting 663 new cases of COVID-19, including seven epi-linked cases, for a total of 158,919 cases in the province.

There are 6,345 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 150,657 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 129 individuals are in hospital and 59 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

* 162 new cases in Fraser Health
* Total active cases: 1,169

* 135 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
* Total active cases: 1018

* 274 new cases in Interior Health
* Total active cases: 3,504

* 38 new cases in Northern Health
* Total active cases: 254

* 54 new cases in Island Health
* Total active cases: 391

* no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
* Total active cases: nine

In the past 24 hours, one new death (Fraser Health) has been reported, for an overall total of 1,785.

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. There are 11 active outbreaks:

* long-term care: Heritage Village, Kin Village West Court, Evergreen Baptist Care Society (Fraser Health), Village at Mill Creek – second floor, Nelson Jubilee Manor, Kootenay Street Village, Cottonwoods Care Centre and Brookhaven Care Centre (Interior Health)

* acute care: none

* assisted or independent living: Nicola Meadows, Hawthorn Park and David Lloyd (Interior Health)

One new workplace and communal-living outbreak has been declared at Fort St. John – Site C (Northern Health).

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 7,296,096 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

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: https://www.interiorhealth.ca/AboutUs/MediaCentre/NewsReleases/Documents/IB_COVID_Outbreak_6%20August.pdf

For information on breakthrough cases, visit: http://news.gov.bc.ca/files/7-27_breakthrough_cases.pdf

Or see the 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: www2.gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated.html (https://www2.gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated.html) 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: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/current-health-topics/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

For guidance on restrictions, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions

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/outbreaks-and-exposures

* Northern Health: https://www.northernhealth.ca/health-topics/outbreaks-and-exposures

* Vancouver Coastal Health: http://www.vch.ca/covid-19/public-exposures

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