Island Health reported 66 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday and two new deaths, among 661 new cases and seven more deaths across the province.
There are now 615 active cases in Island Health, of whom 24 are hospitalized — including 15 in critical care.
The Health Ministry says in a statement that from Sept. 7 to 13, people who were not fully vaccinated accounted for 76.5 per cent of cases.
In the two-week period between Aug. 31 and Sept. 13, they accounted for 87.3 per cent of hospitalizations.
After factoring for age, the ministry says unvaccinated people are 37.9 times more likely to be hospitalized than those fully vaccinated.
As of Wednesday, 86.1 per cent of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. had received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 78.6 per cent had received their second.
The statement says there were 5,791 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C., with 288 of them in hospital, including 137 in intensive care.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 15, 2021.