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B.C. reports 677 new COVID-19 cases

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:19 PDT, Tue September 14, 2021

B.C. health authorities reported 677 new cases of COVID-19 today, 20 of which are epidemiologically linked. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 175,819 cases.

Of the new cases, 102 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 237 in the Fraser Health region, 86 in the Island Health region, 153 in the Interior Health region, 99 in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 6,165 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 288 of those people are hospitalized, 140 of whom are in intensive care. 

To date, 7,630,846 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 3,638,404 of those are second doses. 

This means that 86.5 per cent of adults and 86.0 per cent of people aged 12 and older have received their first dose of a vaccine. In addition, 79.4 per cent of adults and 78.5 per cent of those aged 12 and older have received two doses.

Sadly, there was one new virus-related death reported today, bringing that total to 1,866.

Health authorities reported one new healthcare facility outbreak and declared one over. Active outbreaks continue at 16 long-term care facilities, five 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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