BC had 2,239 new COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths in 3 day period

2,239 new cases, 18 deaths

Another 2,239 cases of COVID-19 and 18 coronvirus-related deaths were recorded across B.C. over the weekend, officials announced Monday as the government's vaccine card grace period came to an end.

The Ministry of Health, pushed the province's seven-day average for new infections to 728 per day, up from 650 on Friday. The seven-day average for COVID-19 deaths increased to 5.86 per day, it hasn't been that high since February 18.

  • Sept. 24-25: 876 new cases
  • Sept. 25-26: 657 new cases
  • Sept. 26-27: 706 new cases

The numbers of total and new cases are provisional due to a delayed data refresh and will be verified once confirmed.

There are 6,098 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 176,354 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 303 individuals are in hospital and 141 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

As of Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, 87.7 per cent or 4,064,859 of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 80.5 per cent , 3,729,606 have received their second dose.

In addition, 88.2 per cent, 3,815,333 of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 81.3 per cent, 3,515,026, have received their second dose.

The new/active cases include:

  • 525 new cases in Interior Health
  • Total active cases: 1,159
  • 857 new cases in Fraser Health
  • Total active cases: 2,218
  • 256 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Total active cases: 843
  • 358 new cases in Northern Health
  • Total active cases: 1,165
  • 230 new cases in Island Health
  • Total active cases: 657
  • 13 new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
  • Total active cases: 56

In the past 72 hours, 18 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 1,940.
The new deaths include:

  • Interior Health: five
  • Fraser Health: three
  • Island Health: three
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: six
  • Northern Health: one

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