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Interior Health logs 242 new COVID-19 cases, 655 new in B.C.

Over the past week, with 4,698 cases from Aug. 23 to Aug. 29, 3,285 (69.9 per cent) were unvaccinated, 485 (10.3 per cent) were partially vaccinated, and 928 (19.8 per cent) were fully vaccinated. A large majority of the province (84.3 per cent) has received at least one dose, while 76.5 per cent has received two doses
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Interior Health continues to lead in COVID-19 cases in B.C., with another 242 reported on Tuesday, as part of 655 new cases in B.C.

Interior Health leads the province in active cases with 2,495 in the region. It is trailed by Fraser Health (1,418 active cases) and Vancouver Coastal Health (1,026 active).

New cases in other health regions include 186 new in Fraser Health, 99 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 60 in Northern Health and 68 in Island Health.

Hospitalizations have increased, with 187 in hospital on Tuesday and 103 in ICUs.

Two further deaths were also reported on Tuesday, bringing B.C.'s death toll to 1,816.

Most cases, hospitalizations and deaths have been primarily among unvaccinated populations.

Over the past week, with 4,698 cases from Aug. 23 to Aug. 29, 3,285 (69.9 per cent) were unvaccinated, 485 (10.3 per cent) were partially vaccinated, and 928 (19.8 per cent) were fully vaccinated.

A large majority of the province (84.3 per cent) has received at least one dose, while 76.5 per cent has received two doses.

Those not vaccinated accounted for most of the people in hospital from Aug. 16 to Aug. 29, with 80.6 unvaccinated, 8.1 per cent partially vaccinated, and 11.3 per cent fully vaccinated.