B.C. records nine new COVID-19 deaths as vaccine numbers slowly rise

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VICTORIA — British Columbia is reporting nine new deaths from COVID-19 as the number of eligible people getting vaccinated against the virus climbs.

The new figures bring the death toll from the virus in B.C. to 2,313.

The province says it has recorded 322 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 3,015 active cases.

It says 91 per cent of eligible people have received their first dose of a vaccine and 87.4 per cent of eligible people have received a second dose.

Of the active cases, 318 were in hospital and 109 were in intensive care.

The province says people not fully vaccinated against the virus accounted for 58.1 per cent of cases in the past two weeks.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 24, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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