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B.C. had 667 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths, in past 24 hours

667 new cases, 13 deaths

Another 667 new COVID-19 cases were identified in British Columbia in the past 24 hours, including 101 in the Interior.

The new cases bring B.C.’s total since the pandemic began to 196,433 cases, and 5,128 remain active. Active cases dropped by 220 since Thursday.

Hospitalizations dropped by 11 in the past 24 hours, to 367, and 152 people are being treated in intensive care.

There are currently 817 active cases within Interior Health.

There were 13 new deaths reported throughout B.C. in the past 24 hours, including two in the Interior and 11 in the Fraser Health region. This is the most single-day deaths reported in the province since February. To date, 2,055 British Columbians have died after contracting COVID-19.

A new COVID-19 outbreak was declared Friday at Quesnel's GR Baker Memorial Hospital, and there remains 19 active outbreaks among care homes, assisted living facilities and hospitals. Five of the outbreaks are in the Interior.

The new/active cases include:

  • 246 new cases in Fraser Health – Total active cases: 2,221
  • 75 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health — Total active cases: 724
  • 101 new cases in Interior Health — Total active cases: 817
  • 184 new cases in Northern Health — Total active cases: 734
  • 59 new cases in Island Health — Total active cases: 572

In the past 24 hours, 16,498 doses of a COVID vaccine were administered in the province. As of Friday, 89% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83% received their second dose.

From Oct. 7-13, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 68.3% of cases and from Sept. 30-Oct. 13, they accounted for 76.3% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Oct. 7-13) – Total 4,019

  • Not vaccinated: 2,478 (61.7%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 265 (6.6%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,276 (31.7%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Sept. 30-Oct. 13) – Total 439

  • Not vaccinated: 312 (71.1%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 23 (5.2%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 104 (23.7%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Oct. 7-13)

  • Not vaccinated: 273.3
  • Partially vaccinated: 76.2
  • Fully vaccinated: 30.4

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 30-Oct. 13)

  • Not vaccinated: 51.3
  • Partially vaccinated: 10.4
  • Fully vaccinated: 2.3


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