BC health officials announced 652 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 185,432.
In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that there are 5,992 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. Of the active cases, 316 individuals are currently hospitalized, 141 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
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New cases and total active cases, broken down by health region, are as follows:
- Fraser Health: 219 new cases, 2,249 total active cases
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 70 new cases, 903 total active cases
- Interior Health: 162 new cases, 1,176 total active cases
- Northern Health: 117 new cases, 929 total active cases
- Island Health: 82 new cases, 677 total active cases
- Outside of Canada: Two new cases, 58 total active cases
There have been two new COVID-19-related deaths in Island Health over the past 24 hours, for a total of 1,942 deaths in BC.
From September 20 to 26, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 72.2% of cases. Between September 13 to 26, they accounted for 82.5% of hospitalizations.
Past week cases (September 20 to 26) – Total 5,012
- Not vaccinated: 3,263 (65.1%)
- Partially vaccinated: 357 (7.1%)
- Fully vaccinated: 1,392 (27.8%)
Past two weeks cases hospitalized (September 13 to 26) – Total 360
- Not vaccinated: 269 (74.7%)
- Partially vaccinated: 28 (7.8%)
- Fully vaccinated: 63 (17.5%)
Past two weeks, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (September 13 to 26)
- Not vaccinated: 40
- Partially vaccinated: 11.1
- Fully vaccinated: 1.5
After factoring for age, people not vaccinated are 26.7 times more likely to be hospitalized than those fully vaccinated.
To date, 87.8% of all eligible people 12 and over have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; 80.6% have received their second dose.
177,113 people who tested positive have now recovered.