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Interior Health has lion’s share of new COVID-19 cases in B.C.

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September 09, 2021 - 3:55 PM

The Interior Health region accounted for 253 of the 774 new COVID-19 cases recorded in B.C. in the last 24 hours.

Of the rest of the cases, there were 233 in the Fraser Health region, 123 in Vancouver Coastal, 65 on Vancouver Island and 98 in the Northern Health region, according to a news release from the Ministry of Health issued today, Sept. 9.

There were five more deaths recorded in B.C. in the last 24 hours but none in the Interior Health region. The death toll for the province is 1,847.

Of 5,594 active cases in B.C., 1,747 were in Interior Health. There are 262 people in B.C. hospitals with 130 in intensive care.

As of yesterday, 63 people were in hospitals in the Interior Health region, of whom 44 were in intensive care.

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The vaccination rate for B.C. residents over the age of 12 is 85.3%, with 77.8% having had two vaccinations.

More than 1.1 million people signed up for the B.C. Vaccine Card within 48 hours of it becoming available online, Health Minister Adrian Dix said during a news conference earlier today.

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From Sept. 1 to Sept. 7, 78.6% of COVID-19 cases in B.C. were in people who were not fully vaccinated. That group accounted for 86.3% of hospitalizations.

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