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Nearly 1,500 new cases in last two days

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 5:04 PDT, Fri October 1, 2021

B.C. health authorities reported 714 new cases of COVID-19 today. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 187,694 cases.

Of the new cases, 73 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 274 in the Fraser Health region, 56 in the Island Health region, 205 in the Interior Health region, 106 in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 6,317 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 328 of those people are hospitalized, 138 of whom are in intensive care. 

To date, 7,852,885 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 3,761,048 of those are second doses. 

This means that 88.5 per cent of adults and 88 per cent of people aged 12 and older have received their first dose of a vaccine. In addition, 81.9 per cent of adults and 81.1 per cent of those aged 12 and older have received two doses.

Sadly, there were 11 new virus-related deaths reported today, bringing that total to 1,973. Of those who died, one lived in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, four in the Fraser Health region and six in the Interior Health region.

Active outbreaks continue at 15 long-term care facilities, five assisted or independent living facilities and two acute care facilities.

According to a partial update from B.C. health officials yesterday, there were 749 new cases of COVID-19, 145 people in intensive care and nine new deaths.

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

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