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Posted: September 22, 2021

B.C.’s COVID-19 update for Sept. 22

As of Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, 87.1% (4,038,966) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 79.7% (3,692,922) received their second dose.

In addition, 87.7% (3,792,240) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 80.5% (3,482,742) received their second dose.

B.C. is reporting 759 new cases of COVID-19, including 25 epi-linked cases, for a total of 180,937 cases in the province.

There are 5,458 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 173,215 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 324 individuals are in hospital and 157 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:

* 233 new cases in Interior Health (total active cases: 1,223);

* 214 new cases in Fraser Health (total active cases: 1,734);

* 101 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (total active cases: 877);

* 129 new cases in Northern Health (total active cases: 943);

* 79 new cases in Island Health (total active cases: 636).

In the past 24 hours, 10 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 1,910.

There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Sunset Manor (Fraser Health), for a total of 23 active outbreaks.

Since December 2020, the province has administered 7,739,828 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

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