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B.C. had 768 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths, in past 24 hours

768 new cases, 11 deaths

Another 768 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in British Columbia, including 183 in the Interior.

The new cases brings B.C.’s total since the pandemic began to 177,954, and there are now 6,031 active cases. Active cases rose by 187 since Wednesday.

There are 1,499 active cases in the Interior Health region, down by five since Thursday.

Hospitalizations rose by seven, to 298, while 135 people are now being treated for COVID-19 in the ICU.

There have been 11 new COVID deaths reported in the past 24 hours, five of which came from the Interior. This is the highest single-day death count in the province since February, bringing the total in the province to 1,888.

No new outbreaks were declared Friday, and three other outbreaks in the province were declared over. There remains 20 active outbreaks at care homes, assisted living facilities and hospitals across B.C., including 12 in the Interior.

There were 16,851 new doses of vaccine administered in B.C. in the past day.

As of Thursday, 86.5 per cent of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 78.9 cent received their second dose.

The new/active cases include:

  • 239 new cases in Fraser Health — Total active cases: 1,846
  • 83 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health — Total active cases: 1,043
  • 183 new cases in Interior Health — Total active cases: 1,499
  • 161 new cases in Northern Health — Total active cases: 933
  • 102 new cases in Island Health — Total active cases: 700

After factoring for age, the province says people not vaccinated are now 35.1 times more likely to be hospitalized than those fully vaccinated.

Past week cases (Sept. 9-15) - Total 4,804

  • Not vaccinated: 3288 (68.4%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 358 (7.5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,158 (24.1%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Sept. 2-15) - Total 384

  • Not vaccinated: 310 (80.7%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 21 (5.5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 53 (13.8%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 9-15)

  • Not vaccinated: 312.9
  • Partially vaccinated: 91.5
  • Fully vaccinated: 29.5

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 2-15)

  • Not vaccinated: 43.2
  • Partially vaccinated: 8.4
  • Fully vaccinated: 1.2


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