(Dr. Bonnie Henry/BC Gov Flickr)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 813  new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 29th.

There have been 186,245 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 102
  • Fraser Health: 303
  • Island Health: 82
  • Interior Health: 208
  • Northern Health: 118

There are currently 6,185 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

177,729  people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 340 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 146 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

11 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll at 1,953.

Outbreaks

There have been two new outbreaks at Royal Inland Hospital (Interior Health) and University Hospital of Northern BC (Northern Health)

Two outbreaks have been declared over at Hillside Village and Village at Mill Creek – second floor (Interior Health) for a total of 22 active outbreaks

Island Health:

Island Health reported 82 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 558 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 296 │Total Cases: 3563
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 220 │ Total Cases: 3829
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 42 │Total Cases: 1095

31 people remain in hospital with 17 in ICU.

There has been 3 new deaths in the Island Health region today, and a total of 68 deaths on Vancouver Island.

Vaccinations

87.9% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 80.8% have received their second dose.

In addition, 88.4% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 81.6% have received their second dose.

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At the time of this publication, 233,797,697 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 4,782,922 have died, and 210,635,084 have recovered.

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