British Columbia Records 749 New COVID-19 Cases, 9 More Deaths – .

COVID numbers continue to rise as British Columbia registers 698 new cases – .

British Columbia health officials on Thursday announced 749 new cases of COVID-19 and nine other deaths.
In a written statement, the provincial health ministry said the number of active cases and overall hospitalizations was not available due to the federal holiday marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

However, 145 people are in intensive care with the disease – a decrease of 2% from last Thursday, when there were 148 patients in intensive care.

The provincial death toll from COVID-19 is now 1,962 lives lost out of 186,994 cases confirmed to date.

The regional distribution of new cases is as follows:

  • 267 new cases at Fraser Health.
  • 157 new cases in Internal Health.
  • 148 new cases at Northern Health.
  • 113 new cases at Vancouver Coastal Health.
  • 64 new cases at Island Health.
  • There are no new cases among people residing outside of Canada.

There are 22 active outbreaks in assisted living, long-term care and acute care units in hospitals.

As of Thursday, 88% of people aged 12 and over in British Columbia received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 81% a second dose.

From September 22 to 28, people who were not fully vaccinated accounted for 71.2% of cases. From Sept. 15 to 28, they accounted for 80.6% of hospitalizations, the province said.

So far 7.85 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia


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