B.C. reports 7 additional deaths due to COVID-19 over a 24-hour period

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The Government of British Columbia on Wednesday announced that 7 more people died of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours.

According to a statement released by the Government of B.C., seven new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, including two by Vancouver Coastal Health, three by Interior Health, and two in Island Health.

The statement further added that 661 new cases of COVID-19, including two epi-linked cases, were identified in the province over the last 24 hours.

There are currently 5,791 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 168,459 people who tested positive have recovered, the B.C. Government said, adding that of the active cases, 288 individuals are in hospital and 137 are in intensive care.

The B.C. Government also added that as of Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, 86.1% (3,991,888) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 78.6% (3,644,716) have received their second dose.

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