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CA, 14 Sep 2021
As B.C.'s vaccine card is now in effect, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix will hold a press conference Monday afternoon.

The event will be held at 3 p.m. PT

On Friday, B.C.'s COVID-19 cases and deaths continued to climb higher.

The province recorded 820 new cases along with nine new deaths, which is the highest one-day total since early June. The total number of people who have now died from complications of the virus is 1,856.

Of the new cases, 264 were in Fraser Health, 112 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 253 in Interior Health, 101 in Northern Health and 90 in Island Health.

Nineteen more people were in hospital, bringing that total to 281. Of those, five more people were in the intensive care unit, bringing that total to 135.

B.C.’s total case count since the start of the pandemic was 173,158 on Friday with 5,850 active cases.

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