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BC reporting more than 2,000 cases of COVID-19 over long weekend

British Columbia is reporting 2,090 cases of COVID-19 over the four-day weekend, this brings the total number of active cases in the province to 5,183.

Over the weekend, this is how cases broke down from each day:

  • Oct. 8-9: 603 new cases

  • Oct. 9-10: 634 new cases

  • Oct. 10-11: 468 new cases

  • Oct. 11-12: 385 new cases

From the new/active cases this is where they come from in each region:

  • Fraser Health: 814 new cases (2,182 active)

  • Interior Health: 404 new cases (841 active)

  • Northern Health: 351 new cases (833 active)

  • Island Health: 292 new cases (622 active)

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 229 new cases (647 active)

  • No new cases of people who reside outside of Canada (58 active)


There are currently 357 people in hospital, with 153 of those individuals in intensive care.

In the past 96 hours, 28 deaths have been reported which brings the provincial pandemic death toll to 2,029.

Of the new deaths, eight were reported in Interior Health, seven in Northern Health, five from Fraser Health and Island Health, and three from Vancouver Coastal Health.


The workplace and communal-living outbreak at Fort St.John- Site C in Northern Health has been declared over.

There have been two new health care facility outbreaks in Fraser Health, which brings the total number of active COVID-19 outbreaks in the province to 19.

  • Fraser Health: Willingdon Care Centre, Westminster House, The Residence in Mission, Magnolia Gardens, Manoah Manor, Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre, Cherington Place, West Shore Laylum, Mission Memorial Hospital, Sunset Manor, Evergreen Manor

  • Interior Health: Cottonwoods Care Centre, Joseph Creek Care Village, Overlander, Village by the Station, Haven Hill Retirement Centre

  • Northern Health: Wrinch Memorial Hospital, University Hospital of Northern BC

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: Cooper Place


Update for visitors to long-term care, assisted-living and acute-care facilities:

Starting Oct. 12, all visitors to long-term care and assisted-living facilities will need to show proof they have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Starting Oct. 26, all visitors to long-term care, assisted-living and acute-care facilities will need to show proof they are fully vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

Those who are not vaccinated will not be able to visit in these high-risk settings (excluding children 12 or under or those with an approved medical exemption).

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In the past week (Oct. 4-10) this is how cases broke down from unvaccinated to vaccinated:

  • Not vaccinated: 2,649 (61.0%)

  • Partially vaccinated: 310 (7.1%)

  • Fully vaccinated: 1,382 (31.8%)

In the past week (Oct. 4-10) this is how cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age were broken down from unvaccinated to vaccinated:

  • Not vaccinated: 281.3

  • Partially vaccinated: 84.4

  • Fully vaccinated: 33.1

Over the past two weeks (Sept. 27 to Oct. 10) this is how cases hospitalized broke down from unvaccinated to vaccinated:

  • Not vaccinated: 253 (66.1%)

  • Partially vaccinated: 29 (7.6%)

  • Fully vaccinated: 101 (26.4%)

Over the past two weeks (Sept. 27 to Oct. 10) this is how cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age were broken down from unvaccinated to vaccinated:

  • Not vaccinated: 40.3

  • Partially vaccinated: 12.3

  • Fully vaccinated: 2.3


Since December 2020, the province has administered 7,978,015 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Of the eligible people 12 and older in BC, 88.8% (4,117,400) have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 82.6% (3,830,063) have received their second dose.

From the eligible adults in BC, 89.3% (3,862,332) have received their first dose and 83.3% (3,604,199) received their second shot.



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