BC announces nearly 500 new COVID-19 cases entering weekend

Nov 20 2021, 12:52 am

BC health officials announced 497 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 214,636.

In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that there are 3,420 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. Of the active cases, 358 individuals are currently in hospital, 109 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Broken down by health region, the new cases and total active cases are as follows:

  • Fraser Health: 138 new cases, 1,244 total active cases
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 64 new cases, 511 total active cases
  • Interior Health: 146 new cases, 657 total active cases
  • Northern Health: 78 new cases, 498 total active cases
  • Island Health: 71 new cases, 454 total active cases
  • Outside of Canada: No new cases, 56 total active cases

There have been three COVID-19-related deaths over the past 24 hours, for a total of 2,293 deaths in BC. This includes one death in Fraser Health, one in Vancouver Coastal Health, and one in Northern Health.

To date, 90.8% of all eligible people 12 and older in BC have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; 87% have received their second dose.

From November 11 to November 17, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 59.5% of cases, and from November 4 to November 17, they accounted for 70.4% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (November 11 to November 17) – Total 2,853

  • Not vaccinated: 1,564 (54.8%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 135 (4.7%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,154 (40.4%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (November 4 to 17) – Total 325

  • Not vaccinated: 200 (61.5%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 29 (8.9%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 96 (29.5%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (November 11 to November 17

  • Not vaccinated: 203.3
  • Partially vaccinated: 57.8
  • Fully vaccinated: 26.2

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (November 4 to 17)

  • Not vaccinated: 41.7
  • Partially vaccinated: 18.6
  • Fully vaccinated: 2.1

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