Why do some people who contract COVID-19 react severely while others have no symptoms? Why do some suffer long-term effects and others recover quickly? These are questions that a study just launched St. Paul’s Hospital, with other sites across the country, aims to answer.
What's New: August 4
As of Monday, August 3, 2021:
- 81.4% (3,773,442) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 67.3% (3,121,311) received their second dose.
- In addition, 82.3% (3,560,982) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 69.7% (3,013,074) received their second dose.
- Over a four-day period, B.C. is reporting 742 new cases of COVID-19, including two epi-linked cases, for a total of 150,631 cases in the province:
- July 30-31: 160 new cases
- July 31-Aug. 1: 196 new cases
- Aug. 1-2: 185 new cases
- Aug. 2-3: 201 new cases
- There are 1,544 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 147,285 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 53 individuals are in hospital and 19 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
- The new/active cases include:
- 165 new cases in Fraser Health
- Total active cases: 348
- 115 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
- Total active cases: 212
- 395 new cases in Interior Health
- Total active cases: 847
- 24 new cases in Northern Health
- Total active cases: 43
- 42 new cases in Island Health
- Total active cases: 85
- one new case of a person who resides outside of Canada
- Total active cases: nine
- In the past 96 hours, one new death (Vancouver Coastal Health) has been reported, for an overall total of 1,772.
- Read Monday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.
- Find previous joint statements here.
Please note: Numbers are updated on weekdays at 5 p.m.
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||742 (four days)||1,544||150,631|
|Deaths||1 (four days)||1,772|
(within the last 24 hours)
|*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive|
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