BC reports more than 2,000 COVID-19 cases over Thanksgiving long weekend

Oct 12 2021, 3:22 pm

British Columbia health officials announced on Tuesday that there have been 2,090 new test-positive COVID-19 cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 194,581.

In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that there are 5,183 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

Of the active cases, 357 individuals are currently hospitalized and 153 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There were 603 cases between Friday and Saturday, 634 between Saturday and Sunday, 468 between Sunday and Monday, and 385 between Monday and Tuesday.

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

  • Fraser Health: 814 new cases, 2,182 total active cases
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 229 new cases, 647 total active cases
  • Interior Health: 404 new cases, 841 total active cases
  • Northern Health: 351 new cases, 833 total active cases
  • Island Health: 292 new cases, 622 total active cases
  • Outside of Canada: No new cases, 58 total active cases

There have been 28 new COVID-19-related deaths for a total of 2,029 deaths in British Columbia. Of the new deaths, five were in Fraser Health, three were in Vancouver Coastal Health, eight were in Interior Health, seven were in Northern Health, and five were in Island Health.

Health officials in BC also shared data on COVID-19 cases in vaccinated and unvaccinated people. From October 4 to 10, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 68.1% of cases, and from September 27 to October 10, they accounted for 73.7% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (October 4 to 10) – Total 4,341

  • Not vaccinated: 2,649 (61%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 310 (7.1%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,382 (31.8%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (September 27 to October 10) – Total 383

  • Not vaccinated: 253 (66.1%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 29 (7.6%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 101 (26.4%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (October 4 to 10)

  • Not vaccinated: 281.3
  • Partially vaccinated: 84.4
  • Fully vaccinated: 33.1

To date, 88.8% of all eligible people 12 and older in BC have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; 82.6% have received their second dose.

186,955 people who tested positive have now recovered.

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