As of Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, 86.3% (3,998,779) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 78.8% (3,652,033) received their second dose.
In addition, 86.8% (3,755,686) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 79.7% (3,445,951) received their second dose.
B.C. is reporting 706 new cases of COVID-19, including three epi-linked cases, for a total of 177,186 cases in the province.
There are 5,844 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 169,083 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 291 individuals are in hospital and 134 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
Note: Intensive care numbers are a subset of the total in hospital. They are not in addition to the number of people in hospital.
The new/active cases include:
203 new cases in Fraser Health
Total active cases: 1,784
105 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
Total active cases: 1,051
213 new cases in Interior Health
Total active cases: 1,504
104 new cases in Northern Health
Total active cases: 857
81 new cases in Island Health
Total active cases: 638
no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
Total active cases: 10
In the past 24 hours, four new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 1,877.
The new deaths include:
Fraser Health: three
Northern Health: one
There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Menno Terrace East (Fraser Health). The outbreaks at Nicola Meadows and Rose Woods Village (Interior Health) have been declared over, for a total of 23 active outbreaks, including:
long-term care: Northcrest Care Centre, Menno Home, Westminster House, Menno Terrace East (Fraser Health), Arbutus Care Centre, Louis Brier Home and Hospital, Opal by Element (Vancouver Coastal Health), 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 (Interior Health), Sunset Lodge (Island Health) and Jubilee Lodge (Northern Health)
acute care: Chilliwack General Hospital (Fraser Health), Fort St. John Hospital (Northern Health) and Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (Interior Health)
assisted or independent living: David Lloyd Jones, Sun Pointe Village and Hardy View Lodge (Interior Health)
From Sept. 8-14, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 76.1% of cases and from Sept. 1-14 they accounted for 86.4% of hospitalizations.
Past week cases (Sept. 8-14) – Total 4,914
Not vaccinated: 3,347 (68.1%)
Partially vaccinated: 391 (8.0%)
Fully vaccinated: 1,176 (23.9%)
Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Sept. 1-14) – Total 390
Not vaccinated: 318 (81.5%)
Partially vaccinated: 19 (4.9%)
Fully vaccinated: 53 (13.6%)
Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 8-14)
Not vaccinated: 320.9
Partially vaccinated: 98.6
Fully vaccinated: 30
Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 1-14)
Not vaccinated: 44.0
Partially vaccinated: 7.6
Fully vaccinated: 1.2
After factoring for age, people not vaccinated are 35.7 times more likely to be hospitalized than those fully vaccinated.
Since December 2020, the Province has administered 7,658,443 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.
To learn about the BC Vaccine Card and how to access yours, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html
For health measures in the Northern Health region, visit: https://stories.northernhealth.ca/news/new-health-measures-introduced-northern-health-region
For the Aug. 31, 2021, modelling presentation, visit: http://news.gov.bc.ca/files/8-31_PHO_modelling.pdf
For the provincial health officer’s order on masks in public indoor settings, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/25217