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BC announces 1,846 new coronavirus cases; 322 in Interior Health

1,846 new cases, 26 deaths

The provincial government has announced 1,846 new coronavirus cases, including 322 in the Interior Health region, over the past three days.

The new cases bring B.C.’s total since the pandemic began to 198,278, although just 4,917 cases remain active. Of the active cases, 360 individuals are currently in hospital and 151 are in intensive care.

Within the Interior Health region, there are 777 cases active.

The new cases were confirmed over the weekend as follows:

  • Oct. 15-16: 753 new cases
  • Oct. 16-17: 650 new cases
  • Oct. 17-18: 443 new cases

In the past 72 hours, 26 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,081. Five of those deaths occurred in the IH region.

As of Monday, 89.2% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.4% received their second dose.

The new/active cases include:

  • 737 new cases in Fraser Health — Total active cases: 2,039
  • 212 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health — Total active cases: 642
  • 322 new cases in Interior Health — Total active cases: 777
  • 406 new cases in Northern Health — Total active cases: 880
  • 169 new cases in Island Health — Total active cases: 521

From Oct. 8-14, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 68.3% of cases and from Oct. 1-14, they accounted for 74.6% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Oct. 8-14) - Total 3,914

  • Not vaccinated: 2,420 (61.8%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 255 (6.5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,239 (31.7%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Oct. 1-14) - Total 465

  • Not vaccinated: 320 (68.8%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 27 (5.8%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 118 (25.4%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Oct. 8-14)

  • Not vaccinated: 268
  • Partially vaccinated: 74.2
  • Fully vaccinated: 29.4

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Oct. 1-14)

  • Not vaccinated: 53.4
  • Partially vaccinated: 11.8
  • Fully vaccinated: 2.7


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