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B.C. reports 671 new COVID-19 cases

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:36 PDT, Fri September 3, 2021

B.C. health authorities reported 671 new cases of COVID-19 today, four of which are epidemiologically linked. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 168,325 cases.

Of the new cases, 78 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 230 in the Fraser Health region, 44 in the Island Health region, 230 in the Interior Health region, 89 in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 5,872 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 215 of those people are hospitalized, 118 of whom are in intensive care. 

To date, 7,509,127 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 3,572,841 of those are second doses. 

This means that 85.4 per cent of adults and 84.8 per cent of people aged 12 and older have received their first dose of a vaccine. In addition, 78.1 per cent of adults and 77.1 per cent of those aged 12 and older have received two doses.

Sadly, there were three new virus-related deaths reported today, bringing that total to 1,827.

Health authorities reported one new healthcare facility outbreak. Active outbreaks continue at 12 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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