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B.C. reports 768 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths

BY , Sep 18, 2021 12:35 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

All health-care workers and volunteers will soon have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in British Columbia as the provincial government expands its immunization program. (Photo - B.C. Govt.)

B.C. is reporting 768 new cases of COVID-19, including 19 epi-linked cases, for a total of 177,954 cases in the province.

There are currently 6,031 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 169,653 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 298 individuals are in hospital and 135 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

In the past 24 hours, 11 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 1,888.

From Sept. 9-15, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 75.9% of cases and from Sept. 2-15 they accounted for 86.2% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Sept. 9-15) – Total 4,804

Not vaccinated: 3288 (68.4%)

Partially vaccinated: 358 (7.5%)

Fully vaccinated: 1,158 (24.1%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Sept. 2-15) – Total 384

Not vaccinated: 310 (80.7%)

Partially vaccinated: 21 (5.5%)

Fully vaccinated: 53 (13.8%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 9-15)

Not vaccinated: 312.9

Partially vaccinated: 91.5

Fully vaccinated: 29.5

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 2-15)

Not vaccinated: 43.2

Partially vaccinated: 8.4

Fully vaccinated: 1.2

Province has administered 7,675,294 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

86.5% (4,008,076) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 78.9% (3,659,495) have received their second dose.

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