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Six dead in Interior Health over past 24 hours due to COVID-19

B.C. reported 801 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, with 237 of those in Interior Health. Last week, Kamloops saw a record amount of cases (249) from Aug. 22 to Aug. 28, the latest period reported by the BCCDC
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B.C. is reporting 801 new cases of COVID-19 and six further deaths, all of which occurred in the Interior Health region.

Of the new cases, 237 occurred in the Interior Health region.

Elsewhere, there were 267 new cases in Fraser Health, 128 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 103 in Northern Health and 66 in Island Health.

Most cases are among the unvaccinated. From Aug. 25 to Aug. 31, there were 4,861 total cases. Of those, 3,345 (68.8 per cent) were unvaccinated, 496 (10.2 per cent) were partially vaccinated and 1,020 (21 per cent) were fully vaccinated.

For hospitalizations, 203 (75.7 per cent) were unvaccinated, 22 (8.2 per cent) were partially vaccinated and 43 (16 per cent) were fully vaccinated.

B.C. currently has 199 people in hospital, with the majority (116) in ICUs.

A total of 1,824 people have died due to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

To date, 84.6 per cent of eligible British Columbians (age 12 and older) have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 76.9 per cent have received two doses.

Cases in Kamloops are at record-high levels, with 249 cases among the local health area's residents from Aug. 22 to Aug. 28, according to BCCDC data released on Wednesday.