BC health officials report over 400 new COVID-19 cases

Nov 2 2021, 10:11 pm

BC health officials announced 406 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 206,690.

In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that there are 4,694 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. Of the active cases, 445 individuals are currently in hospital, 137 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

New cases and total active cases, broken down by health region, are as follows:

  • Fraser Health: 133 new cases, 2,157 total active cases
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 41 new cases, 607 total active cases
  • Interior Health: 95 new cases, 613 total active cases
  • Northern Health: 86 new cases, 606 total active cases
  • Island Health: 51 new cases, 652 total active cases
  • Outside of Canada: No new cases, 59 total active cases

There have been five COVID-19-related deaths over the past 24 hours, for a total of 2,186 deaths in BC. This includes one in Interior Health and four in Northern Health.

From October 25 to 31, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 64.4% of cases and from October 18 to 31, they accounted for 72.4% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (October 25 to 31) – Total 3,743

  • Not vaccinated: 2,205 (58.9%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 204 (5.5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,334 (35.6%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (October 18 to 31) – Total 381

  • Not vaccinated: 255 (66.9%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 21 (5.5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 105 (27.6%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (October 25 to 31) 

  • Not vaccinated: 280.2
  • Partially vaccinated: 70
  • Fully vaccinated: 30.9

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (October 18 to 31)

  • Not vaccinated: 48.3
  • Partially vaccinated: 9.1
  • Fully vaccinated: 2.3

To date, 90% of all eligible people 12 and over have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; 85.4% have received their second dose.

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