B.C. reports 832 new COVID-19 cases, five deaths

B.C. reports 832 new COVID-19 cases, five deaths

British Columbia health officials are reporting 832 new cases of COVID-19 and five new deaths in the past 24 hours.

It brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the province since the pandemic began to 181,769, with a death total of 1,915.

Of the five new deaths, two were in Fraser Health, two were in Interior Health and one was in Northern Health.

There are currently 5,697 active cases in B.C. with 330 people currently hospitalized due to the disease — 148 of whom are in ICU.

Seventy-one of the new cases are in the Island Health region, which currently has 654 active cases.

In Fraser Health, there were 377 new cases, 114 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 153 in Interior Health and 117 in Northern Health.

Health officials report 22 active outbreaks at health-care facilities around the province, including an outbreak recently declared at the Victoria Chinatown Care Centre.

People who were not fully vaccinated accounted for just over three-quarters of new cases between Sept. 15-21 and 82.6 per cent of COVID-19 hospitalizations. Of those hospitalized patients, 7.8 per cent of people were partially vaccinated while 74.8 per cent were not vaccinated at all.

Ninety-five per cent of people in ICU were not vaccinated or only partially vaccinated, Health Minister Adrian Dix said in a tweet.

The province says 87.3 per cent of eligible people 12 and over have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 79.9 per cent have received their second dose.

Since December 2020, the province has administered 7,756,634 doses of COVID-19 vaccines.


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