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B.C. reports 4 deaths, 706 new COVID-19 cases

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 16 Sep, 2021 05:11 PM
  • B.C. reports 4 deaths, 706 new COVID-19 cases

British Columbia reported 706 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday along with four new deaths linked to the illness, bringing the death toll to 1,877.

There are 5,844 active infections across the province with 291 people in hospital, including 134 in intensive care.

About 30 per cent of active cases are located in the Fraser Health region, followed by nearly 26 per cent in Interior Health, 18 per cent in Vancouver Coastal Health, close to 15 per cent in the North and 11 per cent in Island Health.

There are 23 active outbreaks in health-care settings, including three hospitals.

The Health Ministry says people who have not received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine made up 81.5 per cent of hospitalizations due to the illness in the first two weeks of September, while partially vaccinated people represented 4.9 per cent.

It says close to 79 per cent of eligible B-C residents aged 12 and up have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, while 86.3 per cent have received at least one shot.

 

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