19 COVID-related deaths reported in Alberta and British Columbia in past 24 hours

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The authorities in Alberta and British Columbia on Friday reported 19 additional COVID-related deaths over a period of 24 hours.

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said the Alberta Health identified 1,473 new COVID-19 cases by completing 13,600 tests in the past 24 hours.

Dr. Hinshaw further added that 10 COVID-related deaths were also reported to Alberta Health during the period.

Meanwhile, the Government of British Columbia, in a statement said B.C. is reporting 820 new cases of COVID-19, including 11 epi-linked cases, for a total of 173,158 cases in the province.

“In the past 24 hours, nine new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 1,856,” the statement added.

The B.C. Government also added that from Sept. 2-8, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 78.4% of cases and from Aug. 26-Sept. 8, they accounted for 86.6% of hospitalizations.

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