753+650+443 new cases of COVID-19 and 26 new deaths in B.C. since Friday

OVER a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 1,846 new cases of COVID-19, including six epi-linked cases, for a total of 198,278 cases in the province:

* October 15-16: 753 new cases

* October 16-17: 650 new cases

* October 17-18: 443 new cases

(Note: Two previously reported cases have been removed and one was added due to a data correction in the overall number of total cases.)

In the past 72 hours, 26 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,081.

The new deaths include:

* Fraser Health: 10

* Vancouver Coastal Health: three

* Interior Health: five

* Northern Health: five

* Island Health: three

As of Monday, 89.2% (4,133,755) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.4% (3,865,096) had received their second dose.

In addition, 89.6% (3,877,031) of all eligible adults in B.C. have now received their first dose and 84.1% (3,635,581) have received their second dose.

Since December 2020, the province has administered 8,060,794 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

From October 8-14, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 68.3% of cases and from October 1-14, they accounted for 74.6% of hospitalizations.

There are currently 4,917 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 190,918 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 360 individuals are currently in hospital and 151 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

(Note: Intensive care numbers are a subset of the total in hospital. They are not in addition to the number of people in hospital.)

The new/active cases include:

* 737 new cases in Fraser Health
* Total active cases: 2,039

* 212 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
* Total active cases: 642

* 322 new cases in Interior Health
* Total active cases: 777

* 406 new cases in Northern Health
* Total active cases: 880

* 169 new cases in Island Health
* Total active cases: 521

* no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
* Total active cases: 58

There have been four new health-care facility outbreaks: at Queens Park Care Centre, Heritage Village, Menno Terrace West (Fraser Health) and Amica Lions Gate (Vancouver Coastal Health). The outbreak at Joseph Creek Care Village (Interior Health) has been declared over.

There is a total of 22 active outbreaks, including:

* long-term care:
– Willingdon Care Centre, Westminster House, Magnolia Gardens, Manoah Manor, Cherington Place, West Shore Laylum, Queens Park Care Centre, and Heritage Village (Fraser Health);

– Amica Lions Gate (Vancouver Coastal Health);

– Cottonwoods Care Centre, Overlander, Village by the Station, Haven Hill Retirement Centre (Interior Health); and

– Wrinch Memorial Hospital (Northern Health).

* acute care:
– Mission Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health);

– University Hospital of Northern British Columbia, and G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital (Northern Health); and

– Tofino General Hospital (Island Health).

* assisted or independent living:
– Sunset Manor, Evergreen Manor, and Menno Terrace West (Fraser Health); and

– Cooper Place (Vancouver Coastal Health).