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Province of British Columbia
For Immediate Release
Aug. 26, 2021
Ministry of Health
B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

VICTORIA – As of Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, 83.7% (3,878,423) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 75.6% (3,504,402) received their second dose.

In addition, 84.4% (3,650,649) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 76.7% (3,318,443) received their second dose.

B.C. is reporting 724 new cases of COVID-19, including five epi-linked cases, for a total of 162,693 cases in the province.

There are 5,640 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 155,096 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 149 individuals are in hospital and 83 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

  • 185 new cases in Fraser Health
    • Total active cases: 1,319
  • 142 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
    • Total active cases: 1,432
  • 271 new cases in Interior Health
    • Total active cases: 2,014
  • 62 new cases in Northern Health
    • Total active cases: 361
  • 64 new cases in Island Health
    • Total active cases: 502
  • no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
    • Total active cases: 12

In the last 24 hours, two new deaths (Interior Health) have been reported, for an overall total of 1,804.

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. There are 14 active outbreaks, including:

  • long-term care: Heritage Village (Fraser Health), Brock Fahrni (Vancouver Coastal Health), Village at Mill Creek – second floor, Nelson Jubilee Manor, Kootenay Street Village, Cottonwoods Care Centre, Brookhaven Care Centre and Spring Valley Care Centre (Interior Health)
  • acute care: Peace Arch Hospital (Fraser Health)
  • assisted or independent living: Nicola Meadows, Hawthorn Park, David Lloyd, Sun Pointe Village and Hardy View Lodge (Interior Health)

From Aug. 11-24, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 82.4% of cases and 86.4% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Aug. 18-24) – Total 4,413

  • Not vaccinated: 3,131 (70.9%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 509 (11.5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 773 (17.5%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Aug. 11-24) – Total 199

  • Not vaccinated: 157 (78.9%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 15 (7.5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 27 (13.6%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population (Aug. 18-24)

  • Not vaccinated: 199.5
  • Partially vaccinated 111.9
  • Fully vaccinated: 24.6

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 7,390,103 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

For the new provincial health officer’s order on masks in public indoor settings, visit:

For the Aug. 23, 2021, announcement on proof of vaccination in B.C., visit:

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:

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:

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