B.C. reports 18 deaths due to COVID-19 in the past 72 hours

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B.C. is reporting 23 additional deaths due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours.

The Government of British Columbia in a statement said 2,239 new cases were identified over a three day period in this province.

The statement further added that the health authorities identified 876 new cases on September 24-25, 657 new cases on September 25,26, and 706 new cases on September 26-27.

“There are 6,098 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 176,354 people who tested positive have recovered,” the statement said, adding that of the active cases, 303 individuals are in hospital and 141 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The B.C. Government also added that in the past 72 hours, 18 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 1,940.

Meanwhile, the B.C. Government said 87.7% (4,064,859) of eligible people 12 and older in have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 80.5% (3,729,606) have received their second dose, as of Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.

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