Almost all of the 48 people in hospital in Interior Health wth COVID-19 are in intensive care.
Data from the BC Centre for Disease Control as of Sept. 16 show 46 of the 48 people hospitalized in regional hospitals, including Royal Inland Hospital, are in critical care wards.
Provincewide, there have been 768 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 more deaths between Thursday and Friday (Sept. 17), according to the Ministry of Health.
Five of the deaths have occurred in Interior Health, with four deaths in Vancouver Coastal Health and two deaths in Fraser Health.
There are now 6,031 active COVID-19 cases in B.C., with 1,846 in Fraser Health, 1,499 in Interior Health, 1,043 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 933 in Northern Health and 700 in Island Health.
There have now been 1,888 COVID-19-related deaths and 177,954 cases in total.
There are 298 people in hospital in B.C., of whom 135 are in intensive care.
As of 4 p.m. on Sept. 16 (current data has not yet been released), there were 48 COVID-19 patients in Interior Health hospitals, 46 of whom are in intensive care.
On the vaccination front, 86.5 per cent (4,008,076) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 78.9 per cent (3,659,495) have received their second dose.