VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health region added 62 cases Thursday to bring the active case count up to 361.
There are seven people in hospital.
No deaths were recorded in the region on Thursday, keeping the total at 160.
Out of 8,510 total cases since last March, 7,986 have recovered.
In the Northern Health region, 1,740 vaccine doses were given, bringing the total dose count to 323,245. Of those, 148,894 are second doses.
B.C. recorded 724 new cases Thursday, pushing the active case count to 5,640.
There are 149 people in hospital, 83 of whom are in critical care.
Two deaths were recorded Thursday, bringing the B.C. total to 1,804.
Out of 162,693 total cases, 155,096 have recovered.
B.C. gave 20,362 shots since Wednesday, bringing the total dose count to 7,390,103. Of those, 3,506,387 are second doses.
From August 11th to 24th, 82.4 per cent of cases and 86.4 per cent of hospitalizations come from people who are not fully vaccinated.
There were 4,413 cases between August 18th and 24th. Of those, 3,131 (70.9 per cent) are not vaccinated, 509 (11.5 per cent) are partially vaccinated, and 773 (17.5 per cent) are fully vaccinated.
From August 11th to 24th, 199 people were hospitalized. Of those, 157 (78.9 per cent) are unvaccinated, 15 (7.5 per cent) are partially vaccinated, and 27 (13.6 per cent) are fully vaccinated.
From August 18th to 24th, non-vaccinated residents had a rate of 199.5 cases per 100,000 population. Partially vaccinated residents had a rate of 111.9 cases per 100k, and fully vaccinated people had a rate of 24.6 cases per 100,000.
Air Canada employees will have to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the company on Wednesday.
The move by Canada’s largest airline follows similar decisions by other companies, including United Airlines.
The company requires workers to be vaccinated by October 30th. If employees are not vaccinated, they could be terminated or sent on unpaid leave.
Full vaccination has been made a condition for employment for new hires.
Delta Air Lines says workers would have to pay an extra $200 for their company-sponsored healthcare plan if they choose not to get vaccinated.
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