1 death, 69 new COVID cases reported in Island Health

1 death, 69 new COVID cases reported in Island Health

British Columbia health officials reported 785 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths in their first update of September.

One of the death’s over the past 24 hours occurred in the Island Health region, while the other was reported in Vancouver Coastal.

Of the new cases, 69 were in Island Health, 110 were recorded in Vancouver Coastal Health, 246 were in Fraser Health, 266 were in Interior Health, and 94 were in Northern Health.

There are currently  5,873 active cases in the province — including 538 active cases on Vancouver Island — and 199 people in hospital throughout British Columbia, 112 of whom are in intensive care.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 166,853 cases, 1,818 deaths, 158,900 recoveries reported in British Columbia while the total number of vaccine doses administered province-wide now stands at 7,463,858.

Island Health

According to the latest update from Island Health, there are 429 active cases — 64 in North Island, 162 in Central Island and 203 in South Island — on Vancouver Island.

There are currently 15 people in hospital, 12 of whom are in critical care.

Over the past 24 hours, there were 1,204 tests performed for COVID-19 and 2,544 doses of vaccine administered on Vancouver Island. Of those doses, 23 were AstraZeneca, 1,407 were Moderna and 1,114 doses were Pfizer.

A total of 1,248,365 vaccine doses — 599,072 of those are second doses — have been administered on Vancouver Island. This includes 32,933 doses of AstraZeneca, 320,156 doses of Moderna and 895,276 doses of Pfizer.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 6,550 cases reported, 48 deaths, 288 total hospitalizations, and 5,934 recoveries recorded on Vancouver Island.

Editor’s note: The BCCDC lists the active case count for Vancouver Island at 538, which is 109 more active cases than what Island Health has reported. There are often discrepancies between the figures due to “differences in reporting” timeframes between the two agencies.

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