BC health officials announce 667 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths

Oct 15 2021, 10:28 pm

BC health officials announced 667 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 196,433.

In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that there are 5,128 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. Of the active cases, 367 individuals are currently in hospital, 152 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: 246 new cases, 2,221 total active cases
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 75 new cases, 724 total active cases
  • Interior Health: 101 new cases, 817 total active cases
  • Northern Health: 184 new cases, 734 total active cases
  • Island Health: 59 new cases, 572 total active cases
  • Outside of Canada: Two new cases, 60 total active cases

There have been 13 new COVID-19-related deaths over the past 24 hours, for a total of 2,055 deaths in BC. Eleven of the latest deaths were in Fraser Health, including Willingdon Care Centre residents. Two of the deaths were in the Interior.

From October 7 to 13, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 68% of cases, and from September 30 to October 13, they accounted for 76% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (October 7 to 13) – Total 4,019

  • Not vaccinated: 2,478 (62%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 265 (7%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,276 (32%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (September 30 to October 13) – Total 439

  • Not vaccinated: 312 (71%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 23 (5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 104 (24%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (October 7 to 13) 

  • Not vaccinated: 273.3
  • Partially vaccinated: 76.2
  • Fully vaccinated: 30.4

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (September 29 to October 12)

  • Not vaccinated: 51.3
  • Partially vaccinated: 10.4
  • Fully vaccinated: 2.3

To date, 89% of all eligible people 12 and over have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; 83% have received their second dose.

Amir AliAmir Ali

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