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677 COVID-19 cases in B.C., one death in Northern Health

Last Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 4:09 pm PDT

In this illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Public Health officials in Prince Edward Island are reporting two new cases of COVID-19 today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/CDC via AP, File

B.C. is reporting 677 new cases of COVID-19, one death

288 people are being treated in hospital including 140 patients are in critical care

Bulk of new cases are in Fraser Health Authority and Interior Health

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — COVID-19 cases continue to remain relatively high in B.C.’s Fraser Health and Interior Health regions, as 677 people province-wide tested positive for the virus since Monday.

One person has died in the Northern Health region.

Fraser Health reported 237 cases while 153 were in Interior Health. There are 102 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 99 in Northern Health, and 86 in Island Health.

Hospitalizations are up again. Out of the 6,165 active cases, 288 people are in hospital including 140 in intensive care.

The province adds, the Westminster House in Fraser Health is the latest health care facility to report the latest outbreak.

There are a total of 24 active outbreaks, including:

Fraser Health

  • Long-term care homes: Northcrest Care Centre, Menno Home, Westminster House
  • Acute care: Chilliwack General Hospital

Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Long-term care homes: Arbutus Care Centre, Louis Brier Home and Hospital, Opal by Element

Interior Health

  • Long-term care homes: Village at Mill Creek – second floor, Cottonwoods Care Centre, Brookhaven Care Centre, Spring Valley Care Centre, Kamloops Seniors Village, Hillside Village, The Hamlets at Westsyde, Joseph Creek Care Village
  • Acute care: Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital
  • Assisted or independent living: Nicola Meadows, David Lloyd Jones, Sun Pointe Village, Hardy View Lodge and Rose Woods Village

Island Health

  • Long-term care homes: Sunset Lodge

Northern Health

  • Long-term care homes: Jubilee Lodge
  • Acute care: Fort St. John Hospital

Since the pandemic began, there have been a total of 175,819 cases, including 167,416 people who have recovered. Overall, 1,866 have died.

Eighty-six per cent of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 78.5 per cent have received their second. Since December, 7,630,846 vaccine doses have been administered.