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 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.
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.
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.
Some links include:
- Details on the latest provincial restrictions
- BCCDC information on how to get tested
- Support for mental health and wellbeing
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.