Over 77 per cent of new COVID-19 infections among unvaccinated, as B.C. records 814 new cases – CBC

There are 261 people in hospital with the disease, 129 of whom are in intensive care

Sep 08, 2021

B.C. health officials announced 814 new cases of COVID-19 but no additional deaths on Wednesday.

In a written statement, the province said there are currently 5,550 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in B.C.

A total of 261 people are in hospital, with 129 in intensive care.

Overall hospitalizations, which typically lag behind spikes and dips in new cases, are up by 283 per cent from a month ago, Aug. 9, when 68 people were in hospital with the disease.

The number of patients in intensive care is up by about 545 per cent from 20 a month ago.

The province says 77.8 per cent of new cases recorded between Aug. 31 and Sept. 6 were among people not fully vaccinated. Between Aug. 24 and Sept. 6, they accounted for 85.9 per cent of hospitalizations.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid-19-update-sept8-1.6167993

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