BC health officials announce more than 800 new COVID-19 cases

Sep 8 2021, 2:27 pm

BC health officials announced 814 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 171,564.

In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that there are 5,550 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. Of the active cases, 261 individuals are currently hospitalized, 129 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

New cases and total active cases, broken down by health region, are as follows:

  • Fraser Health: 241 new cases, 1,601 total active cases
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 135 new cases, 939 total active cases
  • Interior Health: 272 new cases, 1,793 total active cases
  • Northern Health: 72 new cases, 721 total active cases
  • Island Health: 90 new cases, 485 total active cases
  • Outside of Canada: Four new cases, 11 total active cases

There have been no new COVID-19-related deaths in Interior Health, leaving a total of 1,842 deaths in British Columbia.

Between August 31 and September 6, people not vaccinated accounted for 77.8% of cases, and between August 24 and September 6, they accounted for 85.9% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (August 31 to September 6) – Total 4,691

  • Not vaccinated: 3,247 (69.2%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 403 (8.6%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,041 (22.2%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (August 24 to September 6) – Total 233

  • Not vaccinated: 184 (79.0%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 16 (6.9%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 33 (14.2%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population (August 31 to September 6)

  • Not vaccinated: 244.4
  • Partially vaccinated: 108.3
  • Fully vaccinated: 30

To date, 85.2% of all eligible people 12 and over have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; 77.7% have received their second dose.

Amir AliAmir Ali

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