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Interior Health COVID numbers hold steady; cases surge in Fraser Health

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September 02, 2021 - 3:37 PM

For weeks now, the Interior Health region has had the highest case count for COVID-19 of any of the province’s five health regions

That changed today, Sept. 2, as cases in the Fraser Health region surged to 267 of the province’s 801 new cases in the last 24 hours, according to a Ministry of Health news release.

With 237 new COVID cases, the Interior Health region is still recording a high incidence of new cases.

The other new cases included 128 in the Vancouver Coastal region, 103 in the Northern Health region and 66 on Vancouver Island.

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Over the last 24 hours, six more people have died, all in the Interior Health region, bringing the provincial total to 1,824 of which 196 have been in Interior Health.

There are 5,931 active cases in B.C. with 2,112 of those being in the Interior Health region. There are 199 people in B.C. hospitals, 116 of whom are in intensive care.

Of the two new health care facility outbreaks in the last 24 hours, one was in the Interior Health region, Hillside Village in Salmon Arm.

The province has now given first doses of the COVID vaccine to 84.6 per cent of its residents over the age of 12 while 76.9 per cent have received two doses.

In the week of Aug. 25 to 31, 68.8 per cent of new COVID cases have been in people who are not vaccinated, 21 per cent in people who are fully vaccinated and 10.2 per cent in people with one dose of vaccine.

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