Hospitalizations related to COVID-19 rose in B.C. over the long weekend.
B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations up to 255
Published 5:07 PDT, Tue September 7, 2021
There are 255 people hospitalized with an active case of COVID-19 in B.C., an increase of 40 from Friday’s count.
Of those people, 126 are in intensive care. There are 5,465 active cases across the province including those hospitalized.
Health officials also reported 2,425 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, five of which are epidemiologically linked. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 170,750 cases.
Of the new cases, 368 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 705 in the Fraser Health region, 202 in the Island Health region, 838 in the Interior Health region, 312 in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.
To date, 7,545,871 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 3,594,929 of those are second doses.
This means that 85.7 per cent of adults and 85.1 per cent of people aged 12 and older have received their first dose of a vaccine. In addition, 78.5 per cent of adults and 77.6 per cent of those aged 12 and older have received two doses.
Sadly, there were 15 new virus-related deaths reported since Friday, bringing that total to 1,842.
Health authorities reported three new healthcare facility outbreaks and declared three over. Active outbreaks continue at 14 long-term care, five assisted or independent living facilities and two acute care facilities.
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