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Unvaccinated account for 88 per cent of COVID ICU patients

B.C. reported 525 new cases on Tuesday; hospitalizations remain elevated, with 307 in hospital and 155 of those in ICUs
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B.C. is reporting 525 new cases of COVID-19 and one death due to the disease over the past 24 hours.

The province's active case count continues to drop, down to 5,282 as of Tuesday.

Interior Health accounted for 147 of the new cases, with Fraser Health leading the province with 187 new cases.

Elsewhere, there were 79 new cases in Northern Health, 61 in Island Health and 51 in Northern Health.

By active case count, Fraser Health leads the province with 1,711. Elsewhere there are 1,167 active cases in Interior Health, 822 in Vancouver Coastal health, 921 in Northern Health and 619 in Island Health.

Hospitalizations, meanwhile, remain elevated. On Tuesday, there were 332 people in B.C. hospitals, with 155 of those patients in ICUs.

About 88 per cent of all ICU patients currently in B.C. hospitals, 137 of 155, are unvaccinated. That figure includes 33 patients under the age of 50, and most (81) are between the ages between the ages of 50 and 69.

By cases, unvaccinated represent 68.3 per cent of all new cases over the past week (Sept. 13 to Sept. 19). Of all cases hospitalized over the past two weeks (Sept. 6 to Sept. 19), 79 per cent are unvaccinated.