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Nearly 70 per cent of cases among unvaccinated as 814 more test positive for COVID-19

From Aug. 24 to Sept. 6, 233 people were hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those people, 79 per cent were unvaccinated, 6.9 per cent were partially vaccinated and 14.2 per cent were fully vaccinated
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An Island Health worker readies a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in December.

Another 814 people in British Columbia have been diagnosed with COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, with Interior Health continuing to see the most cases out of any B.C. health authority.

There have been 272 new cases in Interior Health, which now has 1,793 active cases.

The province, as a whole, has 5,550 active cases with 261 in hospital and 129 of those patients in intensive care units.

Cases continue to be driven by the unvaccinated, accounting for 69.2 per cent of the 4,691 cases from Aug. 31 to Sept. 6. Partially vaccinated accounted for 8.6 per cent of all cases, while 22.2 per cent of those cases were fully vaccinated.

The effects of vaccination are even more pronounced when looking at hospitalization numbers. From Aug. 24 to Sept. 6, 233 people were hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those people, 79 per cent were unvaccinated, 6.9 per cent were partially vaccinated and 14.2 per cent were fully vaccinated.

As of Wednesday, 85.2 per cent of eligible people age 12 and older in the province have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 77.7 per cent have received two doses.