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B.C. had 706 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths, in past 24 hours

706 new cases, four deaths

There were 706 new COVID-19 cases identified in British Columbia in the past 24 hours, including 213 in the Interior.

The new cases brings B.C.’s total since the pandemic began to 177,186, although there are now 5,844 active cases. Active cases rose by 53 since Wednesday.

There are 1,504 active cases in the Interior Health region, down by 32 since Wednesday.

Hospitalizations rose by three, to 291, while 134 people are now being treated for COVID-19 in the ICU. Of these, 48 are in the Interior, 46 of which are being treated in ICU.

There have been four new deaths reported in the past 24 hours, three from the Fraser Health region and one from Northern Health. The new deaths bring the total in the province to 1,877.

A new COVID-19 outbreak at Abbotsford's Menno Terrace East was declared Thursday. The outbreaks at Merritt's Nicola Meadows and Trail's Rose Wood Village have been declared over. There remains 23 active outbreaks at care homes, assisted living facilities and hospitals across B.C.

There were 14,470 new doses of vaccine administered in B.C. in the past day.

As of Thursday, 86.3 per cent of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 78.8 cent received their second dose.

The new/active cases include:

  • 203 new cases in Fraser Health — Total active cases: 1,784
  • 105 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health — Total active cases: 1,051
  • 213 new cases in Interior Health — Total active cases: 1,504
  • 104 new cases in Northern Health — Total active cases: 857
  • 81 new cases in Island Health — Total active cases: 638

After factoring for age, the province says people not vaccinated are 35.7 times more likely to be hospitalized than those fully vaccinated.

Past week cases (Sept. 8-14) - Total 4,914

  • Not vaccinated: 3,347 (68.1%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 391 (8.0%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,176 (23.9%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Sept. 1-14) - Total 390

  • Not vaccinated: 318 (81.5%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 19 (4.9%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 53 (13.6%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 8-14)

  • Not vaccinated: 320.9
  • Partially vaccinated: 98.6
  • Fully vaccinated: 30

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 1-14)

  • Not vaccinated: 44.0
  • Partially vaccinated: 7.6
  • Fully vaccinated: 1.2


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