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Posted: September 27, 2021

B.C.’s COVID-19 update for Sept. 27

As of Monday, Sept. 27, 87.7% (4,064,859) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 80.5% (3,729,606) have received their second dose.

In addition, 88.2% (3,815,333) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 81.3% (3,515,026) have received their second dose.

Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 2,239 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 184,780 cases in the province: Sept. 24-25 – 876 new cases; Sept. 25-26 – 657 new cases; Sept. 26-27 – 706 new cases.

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

There are 6,098 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 176,354 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 303 individuals are in hospital and 141 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:

* 525 new cases in Interior Health (total active cases: 1,159);

* 857 new cases in Fraser Health (total active cases: 2,218);

* 256 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (total active cases: 843);

* 358 new cases in Northern Health (total active cases: 1,165);

* 230 new cases in Island Health (total active cases: 657).

In the past 72 hours, 18 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 1,940.

The new deaths include five in Interior Health, three in Fraser Health, three in Island Health, six in Vancouver Coastal Health and one in Northern Health.

There have been five new health-care facility outbreaks at The Residence in Mission, Hallmark on the Lake, Maple Ridge Christian School, Magnolia Gardens (Fraser Health) and Cooper Place (Vancouver Coastal Health).

Five outbreaks have been declared over at Spring Valley Care Centre, David Lloyd Jones Home and Sun Pointe Village (Interior Health) and Chilliwack General Hospital, Northcrest Care Centre (Fraser Health),.

There are a total of 21 active outbreaks, including in long-term care at Cranbrook’s Joseph Creek Care Village, Village at Mill Creek – second floor, Cottonwoods Care Centre, Kamloops Seniors Village, Hillside Village, The Hamlets at Westsyde, Overlander (Interior Health) and in assisted or independent living at Hardy View Lodge (Interior Health).

Breakthrough cases analysis is not available today, however, it is expected to be included in tomorrow’s information bulletin.

Since December 2020, the province has administered 7,802,535 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

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