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Posted: September 24, 2021

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update for Sept 24

As of Friday, Sept. 24, 87.5% (4,053,738) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 80.0% (3,709,554) received their second dose.

In addition, 88.0% (3,805,580) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 80.9% (3,497,809) received their second dose.

B.C. is reporting 743 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 182,541 cases in the province.

Note: The numbers of total and new cases are provisional due to a delayed data refresh and will be verified once confirmed.

There are 5,979 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 174,281 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 319 individuals are in hospital and 149 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Note: Intensive care numbers are a subset of the total in hospital. They are not in addition to the number of people in hospital.

The new/active cases include:

* 177 new cases in Interior Health (total active cases: 1,268);

* 292 new cases in Fraser Health (total active cases: 2,029);

* 111 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (total active cases: 955);

* 106 new cases in Northern Health (total active cases: 1,023);

* 57 new cases in Island Health (total active cases: 660).

In the past 24 hours, seven new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 1,922.

The new deaths include one in Interior Health, four in Fraser Health, one in Northern Health: one and one in Island Health.

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. The outbreak at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (Interior Health) has been declared over, for a total of 21 active outbreaks, including in long-term care at Joseph Creek Care Village in Cranbrook, Village at Mill Creek – second floor, Cottonwoods Care Centre, Spring Valley Care Centre, Kamloops Seniors Village, Hillside Village, The Hamlets at Westsyde, Overlander (Interior Health).

And at assisted or independent living at David Lloyd Jones, Sun Pointe Village and Hardy View Lodge (Interior Health).

From Sept. 16-22, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 75% of cases and from Sept. 9-22, they accounted for 81.9% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Sept. 16-22) – Total 4,543

* Not vaccinated: 3,057 (67.3%);

* Partially vaccinated: 351 (7.7%);

* Fully vaccinated: 1,135 (25%).

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Sept. 9-22) – Total 436

* Not vaccinated: 322 (73.9%);

* Partially vaccinated: 35 (8.0%);

* Fully vaccinated: 79 (18.1%).

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 16-22) 

* Not vaccinated: 292.8;

* Partially vaccinated: 90.8;

* Fully vaccinated: 28.3.

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 9-22)

* Not vaccinated: 46.6;

* Partially vaccinated: 14.1;

* Fully vaccinated: 1.8.

After factoring for age, people not vaccinated are 25.9 times more likely to be hospitalized than those fully vaccinated.

Since December 2020, the province has administered 7,771,314 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

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