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COVID-19 numbers climb slightly in B.C. but dip in Interior Health

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September 21, 2021 - 3:24 PM

It was a good day for the Interior Health region with only 147 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. That’s one of the lowest daily counts in more than a month.

At the same time, there were 525 new cases recorded in B.C., according to a Health Ministry news release issued today, Sept. 21. That’s up by 90 from yesterday but still lower than most days since mid-August.

The Fraser Health region accounted for 187 of the new cases. There were 79 in Northern Health, 61 on Vancouver Island and 51 in Vancouver Coastal.

One person died in the last 24 hours, in the Vancouver Coastal health region, bringing the death toll to 1,900.

There are 5,282 active cases in B.C., of which 1,167 are in Interior Health. There are 332 people in hospital, including 155 in intensive care.

The province’s vaccination rate hit 87% for those over 12 years old who have received one dose while 79.5% have received a second dose.

In the past two weeks from Sept. 6 to 19, 79% of the people hospitalized with COVID were not vaccinated.

READ MORE: New cases of COVID-19 in B.C. shifting north but Interior Health still heavily impacted

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