B.C. reports 23 more deaths, 992 cases of COVID-19 over two days

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VICTORIA — British Columbia has reported 992 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed over the last two days and 23 more deaths, raising the death toll in the province to 2,257.

The Health Ministry says 4,265 infections are active across B.C. with 384 people in hospital, including 124 in intensive care.

Fraser Health has the highest number of active infections with 1,575, followed by Interior Health with 862, Northern Health with 645, Island Health with 614 and 510 in the Vancouver Coastal health region.

There are 25 health-care facilities with active COVID-19 outbreaks, including new outbreaks at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.

The ministry says 86.5 per cent of eligible B.C. residents have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, while 90.6 per cent have had their first dose.

It says unvaccinated people accounted for nearly 62 per cent of 383 hospitalizations between Oct. 28 and Nov. 10, while partially vaccinated people accounted for seven per cent, and people with two doses made up 31.1 per cent.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 12, 2021.

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