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9 more COVID deaths in B.C.; 820 new cases

September 10, 2021 - 3:30 PM

Nine people died of COVID-19 in B.C. in the last 24 hours, including three in the Interior Health region.

Those deaths bring the total in B.C. to 1,856.

There were 820 new COVID cases reported, including 253 in Interior Health, 264 in Fraser Health, 112 in Vancouver Coastal, 101 in Northern Health and 90 on Vancouver Island, according to a Ministry of Health news release issued today, Sept. 10.

There are 281 people in B.C. hospitals. Almost half of those, 135, are in intensive care units.

READ MORE: No immediate help coming from health minister to relieve COVID pressure at Kamloops, Kelowna hospitals

Of 5,850 active cases in the province, 1,824 are in the Interior Health region.

This comes at a time when the vaccination rate for people over the age of 12 has reached 85.5% for those with one dose, and 78% who have had a second dose.

From Sept. 2 to 8, 69.8% of new COVID cases were in people who had not been vaccinated and 8.6% in people who had one dose of vaccine.

The rate of hospitalization for the two weeks from Aug. 26 to Sept. 8 is 81.5 per cent for those not vaccinated.

READ MORE: Here’s how to get your B.C. COVID-19 vaccination card

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