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The BC Ministry of Health reported 832 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, September 23rd.

There have been 181,798 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 114
  • Fraser Health: 377
  • Island Health: 71
  • Interior Health: 153
  • Northern Health: 117

There are currently 5,697 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

173,786 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 330 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 148 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

There have been 5 additional deaths from COVID-related causes in BC, increasing the provincial death toll to 1,915.

Island Health:

Island Health reported 71 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 654 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 330 │Total Cases: 3,345
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 190 │ Total Cases: 3,633
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 47│Total Cases: 1,067

34 people remain in hospital with 21 in ICU.

There were no new deaths in the Island Health region today, and a total of 59 deaths on Vancouver Island.

Outbreaks

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks.

The outbreak at Brookhaven Care Centre (Interior Health) has been declared over, for a total of 22 active outbreaks, including the ongoing outbreak at the Victoria Chinatown Care Centre.

Vaccinations

To date, 87.3% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 79.9% received their second dose.

In addition, 87.8 of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 80.7% received their second dose.

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At the time of this publication, 231,313,438 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 4,741,026 have died, and 207,960,647 have recovered.

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