B.C Reports 814 News Infections, No Fatalities

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Health officials in British Columbia say they recorded 814 fresh infections and no fatality last Wednesday.

The most recent press briefing places the provincial active case load at 5550. Of these, 261 are in hospital, while 129 are receiving intensive care.

Active case loads and 7-day average went up from Tuesday’s figures. Last Tuesday, the province had 5465 cases, an update that came following the Labour Day long weekend.

The provincial 7-day average rose to 673 from 669 between Tuesday and Wednesday. Since COVID-19 hit, the province has had 171564 infections, while 1842 fatalities.

A great percent age of the infection recorded last Wednesday were registered in the interior and Fraser health zones.

Vancouver coastal health zone recorded 135 infections, 90 in the Island zone, and 72 in the North Health zone. Four of the persons who tested positive for the virus were visitors from outside the country.

The interior health zone is currently the focal point of the 4th wave in the province. Health officials say a large unvaccinated is to blame for the rising infection rate.

So far, the province has reported 4691 infections between 31st August and 6th September. Of these, 62.2 percent were unvaccinated, the health ministry said.

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