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BC had 650 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths in past 24 hours

650 new cases, 2 deaths

Another 652 British Columbians tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, including 162in the Interior, down 15 from Monday.

The new cases bring B.C.’s total cases since the pandemic began to 185,432, but there are now 5,992 active cases. Active cases rose by 13 since Monday.

Of the active cases, 316 individuals are in hospital – a decrease of 3 since Monday – and 141 are in intensive care.

In the Interior Health region there are 1,176 active cases, a decrease of 92 from Monday.

In the past 24 hours, two new deaths, both in Island Health, have been reported, for an overall total of 1,942.

One outbreak has been declared at Fort St. John Hospital in Northern Health.

The new/active cases include:

  • 219 new cases in Fraser Health
  • Total active cases: 2,249
  • 70 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Total active cases: 903
  • 162 new cases in Interior Health
  • Total active cases: 1,176
  • 117 new cases in Northern Health
  • Total active cases: 929
  • 82 new cases in Island Health
  • Total active cases: 677
  • Two new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
  • Total active cases: 58

From Sept. 20-26, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 72.2% of cases.

From Sept. 13-26, they accounted for 82.5% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Sept. 20-26) - Total 5,012
Not vaccinated: 3,263 (65.1%)
Partially vaccinated: 357 (7.1%)
Fully vaccinated: 1,392 (27.8%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Sept. 13-26) - Total 360
Not vaccinated: 269 (74.7%)
Partially vaccinated: 28 (7.8%)
Fully vaccinated: 63 (17.5%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 20-26)
Not vaccinated: 296.0
Partially vaccinated: 93.1
Fully vaccinated: 34.7

When available, information on school outbreaks will be posted online.

As of Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, 87.8% (4,068,060) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 80.6% (3,736,540) have received their second dose.

In addition, 88.3% (3,818,166) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 81.4% (3,521,271) have received their second dose.

All Interior Health immunization clinics will be closed on Thursday, September 30 for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.



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