VICTORIA — British Columbia has reported 785 new cases of COVID-19 and the number of people being treated in intensive care units has climbed.
The province said Wednesday that 199 people were in hospital and 112 of them were in ICU.
It says two more people have died of the virus, for a total of 1,818 deaths.
The Interior Health region had 2,299 active cases, compared with 1,504 cases in Fraser Health, the province's largest region and previously the epicentre of the pandemic in B.C.
All five of B.C.'s health authorities have outbreaks in long-term care and acute-care facilities as well as those that provide assisted living and independent care.
Modelling of projected cases presented by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry this week suggests the number of daily cases in B.C. could pass 1,000 by the end of the month.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 1, 2021.
The Canadian Press