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Posted: September 2, 2021

B.C.’s COVID-19 update for Sept. 2

As of Thursday, September 2, 84.6% (3,922,233) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 76.9% (3,565,148) received their second dose.

In addition, 85.3% (3,688,115) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 77.9% (3,369,631) received their second dose.

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B.C. is reporting 801 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 167,654 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 5,931 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 159,560 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 199 individuals are in hospital and 116 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:

* 237 new cases in Interior Health (total active cases: 2,112);

* 267 new cases in Fraser Health (total active cases: 1,616);

* 128 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (total active cases: 1,102);

* 103 new cases in Northern Health (total active cases: 553);

* 66 new cases in Island Health (total active cases: 541).

In the past 24 hours, six new deaths (Interior Health) have been reported, for an overall total of 1,824.

There have been two new health-care facility outbreaks at Northcrest Care Centre (Fraser Health) and Hillside Village (Interior Health). The outbreak at Nelson Jubilee Manor (Interior Health) has been declared over, for a total of 20 active including in long-term care at Village at Mill Creek – second floor, Cottonwoods Care Centre, Brookhaven Care Centre, Spring Valley Care Centre, Kamloops Seniors Village, Hillside Village (Interior Health).

And in assisted or independent living at Nicola Meadows, Hawthorn Park, David Lloyd Jones, Sun Pointe Village, Hardy View Lodge and Rose Woods Village (Interior Health).

From Aug. 25-31, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 79.0% of cases and from Aug 18-31, they accounted for 84.0% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Aug. 25-31) – Total 4,861

* Not vaccinated: 3,345 (68.8%)

* Partially vaccinated: 496 (10.2%)

* Fully vaccinated: 1,020 (21.0%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Aug. 18-31) – Total 268

* Not vaccinated: 203 (75.7%)

* Partially vaccinated: 22 (8.2%)

* Fully vaccinated: 43 (16.0%)

Since December 2020, the province has administered 7,494,567 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

Lead image: COVID-19 case counts continue to rise in the East Kootenay. BCCDC

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