B.C.'s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry during a press conference in Victoria. (Photo - B.C. Govt.)
B.C. is reporting 560 new cases of COVID-19, including eight epi-linked cases, for a total of 198,838 cases in the province.
There are 4,913 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 191,476 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 382 individuals are in hospital and 146 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 2,086.
The new deaths include:
Fraser Health: two
Northern Health: two
Island Health: one
There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at The Emerald at Elim Village (Fraser Health), for a total of 23 active outbreaks.
From Oct. 11-17, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 67.1% of cases and from Oct. 4-17 they accounted for 75.5% of hospitalizations.
Past week cases (Oct. 11-17) – Total 3,997
Not vaccinated: 2,407 (60.2%)
Partially vaccinated: 277 (6.9%)
Fully vaccinated: 1,313 (32.8%)
Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Oct. 4-17) – Total 384
Not vaccinated: 268 (69.8%)
Partially vaccinated: 22 (5.7%)
Fully vaccinated: 94 (24.5%)
Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Oct. 11-17)
Not vaccinated: 281.7
Partially vaccinated: 81.2
Fully vaccinated: 31.1
Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Oct. 4-17)
Not vaccinated: 45.2
Partially vaccinated: 9.7
Fully vaccinated: 2.1
Province has administered 8,073,677 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.
89.2% (4,136,000) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.5% (3,870,709) have received their second dose.
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