(Dr. Bonnie Henry, Minister Adrian Dix/Photo by Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 774 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, September 9th.

There have been 172,338 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 123
  • Fraser Health: 233
  • Island Health: 65
  • Interior Health: 253
  • Northern Health: 98
  • Resident outside Canada: 2

There are currently 5,594 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

164,470 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 262 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 130 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

After factoring for age, people not vaccinated are 34 times more likely to be hospitalized than those fully vaccinated.

5 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll 1,847.

Data by Vaccination Status: 

From September 1st to 7th, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 78.6% of cases. From August 25th to September 7th, they accounted for 86.3% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (September 1st to 7th):

  • Total: 4,694
  • Not vaccinated: 3,296 (70.2%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 393 (8.4%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,005 (21.4%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (August 25th to September 7th):

  • Total: 344
  • Not vaccinated: 277 (80.5%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 20 (5.8%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 47 (13.7%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (September 1st to 7th):

  • Not vaccinated: 301.4
  • Partially vaccinated: 84.8
  • Fully vaccinated: 26.0

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (August 25th to September 7th):

  • Not vaccinated: 37.1
  • Partially vaccinated: 6.8
  • Fully vaccinated: 1.1

Outbreaks

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks.

There are 22 active outbreaks, including:

  • Long-term Care: Northcrest Care Centre, Menno Home (Fraser Health), Arbutus Care Centre, Brock Fahrni, Louis Brier Home and Hospital (Vancouver Coastal Health), 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), Sunset Lodge (Island Health) and Jubilee Lodge (Northern Health)
  • Acute Care: Chilliwack General Hospital (Fraser Health) and Fort St. John Hospital (Northern Health)
  • Assisted or Independent Living: Nicola Meadows, David Lloyd Jones, Sun Pointe Village, Hardy View Lodge and Rose Woods Village (Interior Health)

Island Health:

Island Health reported 65 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 428 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 182 │Total Cases: 2818
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 180 │ Total Cases: 3199
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 66 │Total Cases: 962

17 people remain in hospital with 14 in ICU. 

There has been one new death in the Island Health region today, and a total of 53 deaths on Vancouver Island.

Vaccinations

As of today, 85.3% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 77.8% received their second dose.

In addition, 85.9% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 78.8% have received their second dose.

To date, 7,570,924 (+13,368) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 3,608,067 (+6,898) of which are second doses.

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At the time of this publication, 223,794,696 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 4,615,117 have died, and 200,280,015 have recovered.

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