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Number of new COVID cases in Interior Health flattening out but still high

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August 31, 2021 - 3:20 PM

There were 242 new cases of COVID-19 cases recorded in the Interior Health region in the past 24 hours, according to a Ministry of Health news release issued today, Aug. 31.

That’s within what has become the new normal range for the region.

Similarly, the 655 new cases in the province as whole are within the new normal range for B.C.

READ MORE: At least another 6 weeks of COVID restrictions in B.C.: health officials

There were 186 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 99 in Vancouver Coastal, 68 on Vancouver Island and 60 in the Northern Health region.

There has been one new health care facility outbreak at Kamloops Senior Village.

Of 6,045 active cases in B.C., 2,495 (41.3 per cent) are in the Interior Health region. There are 187 people in B.C. hospitals, including 103 in intensive care.

Two more people have died of COVID, both on Vancouver Island, bringing the provincial total to 1,816.

The vaccination rate for people 12 and older is at 84.3 per cent with 76.5 per cent having received their second dose.

From Aug. 16-29, 80.2 per cent of new cases and 88.7 per cent of hospitalizations were people who were not fully vaccinated.

From Aug. 23-29, 4,698 people tested positive for COVID of whom 3,285 (69.9 per cent) were not vaccinated at all, 485 (10.3 per cent) were partially vaccinated and 928 people (19.8 per cent) were fully vaccinated.

READ MORE: Latest COVID vaccination data shows Interior Health lags far behind rest of B.C.

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