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B.C. reports 814 new COVID-19 cases

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:52 PDT, Wed September 8, 2021

B.C. health authorities reported 814 new cases of COVID-19 today, 16 of which are epidemiologically linked. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 171,564 cases.

Of the new cases, 135 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 241 in the Fraser Health region, 90 in the Island Health region, 272 in the Interior Health region, 72 in the Northern Health region and four new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 5,550 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 261 of those people are hospitalized, 129 of whom are in intensive care. 

To date, 7,557,556 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 3,601,169 of those are second doses. 

This means that 85.8 per cent of adults and 85.2 per cent of people aged 12 and older have received their first dose of a vaccine. In addition, 78.6 per cent of adults and 77.7 per cent of those aged 12 and older have received two doses.

There were no new virus-related deaths reported today.

Active outbreaks continue at 14 long-term care, five assisted or independent living facilities and two acute care facilities.

From Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 77.8 per cent of cases and from Aug. 24 to Sept. 6, they accounted for 85.9 per cent of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Aug. 31 to Sept. 6)—Total 4,691

• Not vaccinated: 3,247 (69.2 per cent)

• Partially vaccinated: 403 (8.6 per cent)

• Fully vaccinated: 1,041 (22.2 per cent)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Aug. 24 to Sept. 6)—Total 233

• Not vaccinated: 184 (79.0 per cent)

• Partially vaccinated: 16 (6.9 per cent)

• Fully vaccinated: 33 (14.2 per cent)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population (Aug. 31 to Sept. 6)

• Not vaccinated: 244.4

• Partially vaccinated: 108.3

• Fully vaccinated: 30.0

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population (Aug. 24 to Sept. 6)

• Not vaccinated: 13.7

• Partially vaccinated: 4.1

• Fully vaccinated: 1.0

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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