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2,425 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. over long weekend; 838 in Interior Health

September 07, 2021 - 4:52 PM

B.C. averaged more than 600 new COVID-19 cases over the Labour Day long weekend.

There were a total of 2,425 new cases in B.C. with 35 per cent of them, 838, in the Interior Health region.

There were 695 new cases in B.C. from Friday to Saturday, 634 cases from Saturday to Sunday, 563 from Sunday to Monday and 533 cases in the last 24 hours, according to a Ministry of Health news release issued today, Sept. 7.

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Of the new cases, 705 were in the Fraser Health region, 368 in Vancouver Coastal, 202 on Vancouver Island and 312 in the Northern Health region.

There were 15 more deaths recorded, including six in the Interior Health region, bringing the provincial total to 1,842.

Of 5,465 active cases in B.C., 1,714 are in the Interior Health region. There are 255 people in B.C. hospitals with 126 in intensive care.

The vaccination rate for those over the age of 12 is 85.1 per cent with 77.6 per cent having received two doses.

There have been four more outbreaks in Interior Health health care facilities, including The Hamlets at Westsyde in Kamloops and Joseph Creek Care Village in Cranbrook.

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