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B.C. reports 2,425 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 further deaths over four-day weekend period

B.C. has reported another 2,425 COVID-19 cases and 15 further deaths — the tally over the four-day Labour Day long weekend. Interior Health had the most cases out of any B.C. health authority with 838.
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This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the spherical particles of the new coronavirus, colorized blue, from the first U.S. case of COVID-19.

B.C. has reported another 2,425 COVID-19 cases and 15 further deaths — the tally over the four-day Labour Day long weekend.

Interior Health had the most cases out of any B.C. health authority with 838. The region also leads the province in active cases with 1,714. The province has 5,465 active cases in total.

Elsewhere, there were 705 new cases in Fraser Health, 368 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 312 in Northern Health and 202 in Island Health.

B.C.'s hospitalization numbers rose sharply over the long weekend, increasing by 40 to 255 as of Tuesday. Of those patients, nearly half (126) are in ICUs.

Six of the 15 deaths reported on Tuesday occurred in the Interior Health region. Fraser Health saw three deaths, Vancouver Coastal saw two and Island Health had four deaths.

As of Tuesday, 85.1 per cent of all British Columbians age 12 and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 77.6 per cent have received two doses.

The updated case data comes after B.C. announced further details of its vaccine card system, which will be required to prove vaccination status after Sept. 13, when access to some events and settings will be restricted to those who have received at least one dose.