B.C.’s COVID-19 update for Sept. 7
As of Tuesday, Sept. 7, 85.1% (3,943,729) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 77.6% (3,594,929) received their second dose.
In addition, 85.7% (3,706,533) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 78.5% (3,394,910) received their second dose.
Over a four-day period, B.C. is reporting 2,425 new cases of COVID-19, including five epi-linked cases, for a total of 170,750 cases in the province: Sept. 3-4 – 695 new cases; Sept. 4-5 – 634 new cases; Sept. 5-6 – 563 new cases; Sept. 6-7 – 533 new cases.
There are 5,465 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 163,062 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 255 individuals are in hospital and 126 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:
* 838 new cases in Interior Health (total active cases: 1,714);
* 705 new cases in Fraser Health (total active cases: 1,530)
* 368 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (total active cases: 1,010);
* 312 new cases in Northern Health (total active cases: 703);
* 202 new cases in Island Health (total active cases: 501).
In the past 96 hours, 15 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 1,842.
The new deaths include: Interior Health – six; Fraser Health – three; Vancouver Coastal Health – two; Island Health – four.
There have been three new health-care facility outbreaks at The Hamlets at Cranbrook’s Joseph Creek Care Village and Westsyde (Interior Health); Louis Brier Home and Hospital (Vancouver Coastal Health).
The outbreaks at Peace Arch Hospital, Heritage Village (Fraser Health) and Hawthorn Park (Interior Health) have been declared over, for a total of 21 active outbreaks, 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, The Hamlets at Westsyde, Joseph Creek Care Village (Interior Health) and in assisted or independent living at Nicola Meadows, David Lloyd Jones, Sun Pointe Village, Hardy View Lodge and Rose Woods Village (Interior Health).
Since December 2020, the province has administered 7,545,871 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.
Lead image: COVID-19 safety signage on the door to a downtown Fernie business. Carrie Schafer/e-KNOW photo