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Posted: October 19, 2021

B.C.’s COVID-19 update for October 19

As of Tuesday, Oct. 19, 89.2% (4,136,000) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.5% (3,870,709) have received their second dose.

In addition, 89.7% (3,879,091) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 84.2% (3,640,757) have received their second dose.

B.C. is reporting 560 new cases of COVID-19, including eight epi-linked cases, for a total of 198,838 cases in the province.

There are 4,913 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 191,476 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 382 individuals are in hospital and 146 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:

* 79 new cases in Interior Health (total active cases: 772);

* 208 new cases in Fraser Health (total active cases: 2,052);

* 80 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (total active cases: 717);

* 131 new cases in Northern Health (total active cases: 797);

* 61 new cases in Island Health (total active cases: 516).

In the past 24 hours, five new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,086.

There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at The Emerald at Elim Village (Fraser Health), for a total of 23 active outbreaks.

From Oct. 11-17, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 67.1% of cases and from Oct. 4-17 they accounted for 75.5% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Oct. 11-17) – Total 3,997

* Not vaccinated: 2,407 (60.2%);

* Partially vaccinated: 277 (6.9%);

* Fully vaccinated: 1,313 (32.8%).

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Oct. 4-17) – Total 384

* Not vaccinated: 268 (69.8%);

* Partially vaccinated: 22 (5.7%);

* Fully vaccinated: 94 (24.5%).

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Oct. 11-17)

* Not vaccinated: 281.7;

* Partially vaccinated: 81.2;

* Fully vaccinated: 31.1.

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Oct. 4-17)

* Not vaccinated: 45.2;

* Partially vaccinated: 9.7;

* Fully vaccinated: 2.1.

Since December 2020, the province has administered 8,073,677 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

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