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B.C. reports 1,846 COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths

BY Connect News, Oct 19, 2021 1:12 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

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

Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 1,846 new cases of COVID-19, including six epi-linked cases, for a total of 198,278 cases in the province:

Oct. 15-16: 753 new cases

Oct. 16-17: 650 new cases

Oct. 17-18: 443 new cases

There are currently 4,917 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 190,918 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 360 individuals are currently in hospital and 151 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

In the past 72 hours, 26 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,081.

The new deaths include:

Fraser Health: 10

Vancouver Coastal Health: three

Interior Health: five

Northern Health: five

Island Health: three

There have been four new health-care facility outbreaks: at Queens Park Care Centre, Heritage Village, Menno Terrace West (Fraser Health) and Amica Lions Gate (Vancouver Coastal Health). The outbreak at Joseph Creek Care Village (Interior Health) has been declared over, for a total of 22 active outbreaks.

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

Province has administered 8,060,794 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

89.2% (4,133,755) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.4% (3,865,096) received their second dose.

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