British Columbia reports 742 new cases over long weekend, 42 to Island Health – .

British Columbia reports 742 new cases over long weekend, 42 to Island Health – .

British Columbia health officials on Tuesday reported 742 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death since their last update on July 30.

There were 160 new cases identified between July 30 and July 31; 196 new cases between July 31 and August 1; 185 new cases from August 1 to 2; and 201 new cases were identified between August 2 and 3.

The number of confirmed cases in British Columbia is now 150,631 as the death toll climbs to 1,772.

Of the new cases, 395 were at Interior Health, 165 at Fraser Health, 115 were at Vancouver Coastal Health, 42 at Island Health and 24 at Northern Health.

There are currently 1,544 active cases in the province, 53 people hospitalized – including 19 in intensive care.

A total of 147,285 people in British Columbia have recovered from COVID-19, while 6,902,320 doses of the vaccine have been administered across the province.

As of August 3, according to health officials, 3,773,442 (81.4%) of eligible people aged 12 and over in British Columbia received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 3,121,311 (67.3 %) received their second dose.

Today’s data has been released as a media statement.

Island health

There are currently 79 active cases on Vancouver Island. Of these active cases, five are in the North Island, 32 in the Central Island and 42 in the South Island.

Active cases are now at their highest level on Vancouver Island since late May, but are still down more than 80% since peaking in early April.

As cases increase on the island, this does not appear to translate into an increase in hospitalizations so far. There is only one person in the hospital, with no one in intensive care or intensive care, according to the latest data on the BCCDC website.

Over the long weekend, 24,475 doses of vaccine were administered – 15 were AstraZeneca, 4,153 were Moderna, and 20,307 doses were Pfizer – on Vancouver Island. The total number of doses administered within Island Health now stands at 1,140,062, of which 513,624 (45%) are second doses.

Since the start of the pandemic, 5,307 cases have been reported, 41 deaths, 257 total hospitalizations and 5,178 recoveries recorded on Vancouver Island.

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