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BC health officials announced 749 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 186,994.

Given the holiday, the ministry did not provide hospitalization numbers, active cases or recovered cases. However, these numbers will be available in Friday’s update.

Currently, 145 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care.

In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said the number of yesterday’s critical care COVID-19 confirmed cases has been changed to 142 from 146 after a correction from Interior Health.

New cases and total active cases, broken down by health region, are as follows:

  • Fraser Health: 267 new cases
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 113 new cases
  • Interior Health: 157 new cases
  • Northern Health: 148 new cases
  • Island Health: 64 new cases
  • Outside of Canada: No new cases

There have been nine new COVID-19-related deaths in BC over the past 24 hours, for a total of 1,962 deaths in BC.

The new deaths include:

  • Fraser Health: 3
  • Island Health: 2
  • Northern Health: 1
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 1
  • Interior Health: 2

There are no new outbreaks at care homes in the province. As of this publication, 22 active outbreaks remain, including  Victoria Chinatown Care Centre.

From September 22nd to 28th, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 71.2% of cases.
From September 15th to 28th, they accounted for 80.6% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Sept. 22-28) – Total 5,251
Not vaccinated: 3,367 (64.1%)
Partially vaccinated: 373 (7.1%)
Fully vaccinated: 1,511 (28.8%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Sept. 15-28) – Total 444
Not vaccinated: 317 (71.4%)
Partially vaccinated: 41 (9.2%)
Fully vaccinated: 86 (19.4%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 22-28)
Not vaccinated: 303.4
Partially vaccinated: 101.6
Fully vaccinated: 37.4

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 15-28)
Not vaccinated: 46.5
Partially vaccinated: 17.1
Fully vaccinated: 2.0

As of Thursday, September 30th, 88.0% (4,078,469) of eligible people 12 and older in BC have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 81.0% (3,756,363) have received their second dose.

In addition, 88.5% (3,827,508) of all eligible adults in BC have received their first dose and 81.8% (3,539,236) have received their second dose.

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