B.C. health officials report 820 COVID-19 cases and another nine deaths

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VICTORIA — British Columbia health officials are reporting 820 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the active infections in the province to 5,850.

In a news release Friday, they say another nine people have died from the virus, which brings the total number of fatalities to 1,856.

The Fraser region reported the highest number of new cases at 264 followed by 253 in Interior Health and 112 in Vancouver Coastal Health.

Officials say people who were not fully vaccinated accounted for 78 per cent of the 4,661 cases from Sept. 2 to 8.

They say people who are not vaccinated are 35 times more likely to be hospitalized than those who have had both doses.

They say about 79 per cent of those eligible in B.C. have now received both shots of the COVID-19 vaccine.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 10, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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