18 more people die of COVID-19 as B.C. records 2,239 new cases over 3 days

British Columbia confirmed 2,239 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 more deaths over the weekend, health officials said Monday.

In a statement, the provincial government said 876 cases were diagnosed from Friday to Saturday, 657 from Saturday to Sunday and 706 from Sunday to Monday.

A total of 303 people are in hospital, with 141 in intensive care.

Officials said people who are not fully vaccinated continue to account for the vast majority of new cases and hospitalizations.

As of Monday,  87.7 per cent of those 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 80.5 per cent a second dose.

Overall hospitalizations, which typically lag behind spikes and dips in new cases, are down by 1.3 per cent

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