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Province of British Columbia
For Immediate Release
Aug. 16, 2021
Ministry of Health
B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

VICTORIA – As of Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, 82.6% (3,830,337) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 73.2% (3,393,049) received their second dose.

In addition, 83.5% (3,609,557) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 74.6% (3,227,388) received their second dose.

Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 1,434 new cases of COVID-19, including four epi-linked cases, for a total of 156,513 cases in the province:

  • Aug. 13-14: 532 new cases
  • Aug. 14-15: 441 new cases
  • Aug. 15-16: 461 new cases

There are 5,090 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 149,553 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 104 individuals are in hospital and 47 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

  • 316 new cases in Fraser Health
    • Total active cases: 882
  • 198 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
    • Total active cases: 715
  • 734 new cases in Interior Health
    • Total active cases: 2,982
  • 74 new cases in Northern Health
    • Total active cases: 197
  • 112 new cases in Island Health
    • Total active cases: 307
  • no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
    • Total active cases: seven

In the past 72 hours, one new death (Fraser Health) has been reported, for an overall total of 1,780.

There are 10 active outbreaks:

  • long-term care: Kin Village West Court, Evergreen Baptist Care Society (Fraser Health), Nelson Jubilee Manor, Kootenay Street Village, Cottonwoods Care Centre, Brookhaven Care Centre (Interior Health), and Discovery Harbour (Island Health)
  • acute care: none
  • assisted or independent living: Village at Mill Creek – second floor, Hawthorn Park and David Lloyd (Interior Health)

There are no new outbreaks since Friday. The outbreak at Holyrood Manor has been declared over. The Village at Mill Creek outbreak was inaccurately reported Friday as a long-term care outbreak – it is an assisted-living facility.

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 7,230,961 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:

For new health measures in the Central Okanagan, visit:

People throughout B.C. can find their nearest Vax for BC event online by visiting:

For information on breakthrough cases, visit:
Or see the BC Centre for Disease Control's (BCCDC) weekly data summary:

Detailed data is posted daily on the BCCDC dashboard:

To register to be immunized or to learn about getting your second dose, visit:

To learn about BC’s Restart plan, visit:

For recent modelling, visit:

For the provincial health officer’s orders and guidance, visit:

For guidance on restrictions, visit:

The latest updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing centre near you:
Or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

For COVID-19 exposure events, updates and information, visit:

Ministry of Health
250 952-1887 (media line)

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