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B.C. crosses grim milestone of 2,000 COVID-19 deaths

BY , Oct 9, 2021 1:33 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

B.C.'s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry during a press conference in Victoria. (Photo - B.C. Govt.)

B.C. is reporting 743 new cases of COVID-19, including two epi-linked cases, for a total of 192,491 cases in the province.

There are currently 5,969 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 184,121 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 360 individuals are currently in hospital and 137 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

In the past 24 hours, five new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,001.

The new deaths include:

Fraser Health: three

Interior Health: one

Northern Health: one

There have been two new health-care facility outbreaks at Cherington Place (Fraser Health) and Haven Hill Retirement Centre (Interior Health). The outbreak at Royal Inland Hospital (Interior Health) has been declared over, for a total of 17 active outbreaks.

From Sept. 30 to Oct. 6, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 69.4% of cases and from Sept. 23 to Oct. 6 they accounted for 76.7% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Sept. 30 to Oct. 6) – Total 4,667

Not vaccinated: 2,925 (62.7%)

Partially vaccinated: 313 (6.7%)

Fully vaccinated: 1,429 (30.6%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Sept. 23 to Oct. 6) – Total 450

Not vaccinated: 310 (68.9%)

Partially vaccinated: 35 (7.8%)

Fully vaccinated: 105 (23.3%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 30 to Oct. 6)

Not vaccinated: 290.9

Partially vaccinated: 88.3

Fully vaccinated: 34.5

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 23 to Oct. 6)

Not vaccinated: 48.0

Partially vaccinated: 15.5

Fully vaccinated: 2.4

Province has administered 7,937,214 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

88.6% (4,107,666) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.2% (3,811,076) received their second dose.

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