Nearly half of the new cases Thursday are in the Fraser health region – which has recorded 377 new infections.
That’s more than double the cases at any other health authority, including Interior Health, which has seen a dramatic increase in cases over the summer.
There are 153 new cases in Interior Health, 114 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 117 in Northern Health and 71 in Island Health.
Of the five people who died in the past 24 hours, two deaths were recorded at Fraser Health, two at Interior Health and one in the Northern Health Region.
New #covid19 case again – 832 today@Fraserhealth accounts for almost half of the province’s new cases
Active cases on the rise – 5,697
ICU up to 148 of the 330 hospitalized
Five additional deaths#bcpoli @news1130 pic.twitter.com/tzKkbkY33P
-LizaYuzda (@LizaYuzda) September 23, 2021
Of the 5,697 active cases, 330 people are hospitalized, including 148 in intensive care.
Between September 15 and 21, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 75.5% of new infections.
From September 8 to 21, they represented 82.6% of hospitalizations.
Since the start of the pandemic, 181,769 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the province, 173,786 people who tested positive have recovered and 1,915 people have died.
The province says those who are not vaccinated are 25.8 times more likely to be hospitalized after age is taken into account.
Of all eligible adults in the province, 87.8% received their first dose and 80.7% are fully immunized.
There are a total of 22 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in healthcare facilities.