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B.C. reports 785 new cases, two deaths

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:28 PDT, Wed September 1, 2021

B.C. health authorities reported 785 new cases of COVID-19 today, five of which are epidemiologically linked. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 166,853 cases.

Of the new cases, 110 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 246 in the Fraser Health region, 69 in the Island Health region, 266 in the Interior Health region, 94 in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 5,873 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 199 of those people are hospitalized, 112 of whom are in intensive care. 

Vaccination data will not be available until around 6 p.m. according to a news release from the province.

Sadly, there were two new virus-related deaths reported today, bringing that total to 1,818.

Health authorities reported one new healthcare facility outbreak and declared one over. Active outbreaks continue at 10 long-term care, six assisted or independent living facilities and three acute care facilities.

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing centre near you: http://www.bccdc.ca/ or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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