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B.C. reports 867 more COVID-19 cases over past 24 hours, with three deaths in Interior Health

From Aug. 19 to Aug. 25, 82 per cent of all cases were those unvaccinated (71.3 per cent) or with only one dose (10.7 per cent)
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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.

Daily case counts continue to increase in B.C., with 867 new cases reported on Friday. Three further deaths were also reported, all of which occurred in the Interior Health region.

Of the new cases, most (350) are in the Interior Health region, which also has the most active cases in the province with 2,190.

Elsewhere, there were 228 new cases in Fraser Health (1,377 active cases), 165 in Vancouver Coastal Health (1,132 active), 61 in Northern Health (393 active) and 63 in Island Health (555 active).

Those not fully vaccinated continue to produce most of the province's case load.

From Aug. 19 to Aug. 25, 82 per cent of all cases were those unvaccinated (71.3 per cent) or with only one dose (10.7 per cent).

Of the 213 hospitalized cases from Aug. 12 to Aug. 25, 79.3 per cent were not vaccinated, 6.6 per cent had one dose and 14.1 per cent were fully vaccinated.

Currently, there are 159 people in hospital, with 84 of those patients in critical care.

B.C.'s vaccination rate has hit 83.9 per cent for first doses among those age 12 and older. For two-doses, the province's rate is 75.8 per cent.