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B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update | BC Gov News

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As of Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, 88.2{73375d9cc0eb62eadf703eace8c5332f876cb0fdecf5a1aaee3be06b81bdcf82} (4,089,226) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 81.6{73375d9cc0eb62eadf703eace8c5332f876cb0fdecf5a1aaee3be06b81bdcf82} (3,782,008) received their second dose.

In addition, 88.7{73375d9cc0eb62eadf703eace8c5332f876cb0fdecf5a1aaee3be06b81bdcf82} (3,837,024) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 82.3{73375d9cc0eb62eadf703eace8c5332f876cb0fdecf5a1aaee3be06b81bdcf82} (3,561,693) received their second dose.

Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 1,986 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 189,680 cases in the province:

  • Oct. 1-2: 617 new cases
  • Oct. 2-3: 707 new cases
  • Oct. 3-4: 662 new cases

Note: The numbers of total and new cases are provisional due to a delayed data refresh and will be verified once confirmed.

There are 5,986 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 181,304 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 326 individuals are in hospital and 142 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:

  • 782 new cases in Fraser Health
    • Total active cases: 2,333
  • 226 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
  • 414 new cases in Interior Health
    • Total active cases: 1,132
  • 346 new cases in Northern Health
  • 218 new cases in Island Health
  • No new cases of people who reside outside of Canada

In the last 72 hours, 10 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 1,983.

The new deaths include:

  • Fraser Health: five
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: two
  • Interior Health: one
  • Northern Health: two

There have been two new health-care facility outbreaks at Manoah Manor and Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre (Fraser Health). The outbreaks at Hallmark on the Lake (Fraser Health), Arbutus Care Centre (Vancouver Coastal Health), Kamloops Seniors Village and Hardy View Lodge (Interior Health) have been declared over, for a total of 20 active outbreaks, including:

  • long-term care:
    • Willingdon Care Centre, Westminster House, The Residence in Mission, Magnolia Gardens, Manoah Manor and Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre (Fraser Health);
    • Louis Brier Home and Hospital (Vancouver Coastal Health);
    • Cottonwoods Care Centre, The Hamlets at Westsyde, Joseph Creek Care Village, Overlander, Village by the Station (Interior Health);
    • Wrinch Memorial Hospital, Jubilee Lodge (Northern Health); and
    • Victoria Chinatown Care Centre (Island Health).
  • acute care:
    • University Hospital of Northern BC (Northern Health); and
    • Royal Inland Hospital (Interior Health).
  • assisted or independent living:
    • Sunset Manor, Menno Terrace East (Fraser Health); and
    • Cooper Place (Vancouver Coastal Health).

As they become available, information on school outbreaks will be posted online: www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/public-exposures

From Sept. 24-30, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 71.5{73375d9cc0eb62eadf703eace8c5332f876cb0fdecf5a1aaee3be06b81bdcf82} of cases and from Sept. 17-30, they accounted for 81.4{73375d9cc0eb62eadf703eace8c5332f876cb0fdecf5a1aaee3be06b81bdcf82} of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Sept. 24-30) – Total 5,106

  • Not vaccinated: 3,303 (64.7{73375d9cc0eb62eadf703eace8c5332f876cb0fdecf5a1aaee3be06b81bdcf82})
  • Partially vaccinated: 346 (6.8{73375d9cc0eb62eadf703eace8c5332f876cb0fdecf5a1aaee3be06b81bdcf82})
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,457 (28.5{73375d9cc0eb62eadf703eace8c5332f876cb0fdecf5a1aaee3be06b81bdcf82})

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Sept. 17-30) – Total 383

  • Not vaccinated: 272 (71.0{73375d9cc0eb62eadf703eace8c5332f876cb0fdecf5a1aaee3be06b81bdcf82})
  • Partially vaccinated: 40 (10.4{73375d9cc0eb62eadf703eace8c5332f876cb0fdecf5a1aaee3be06b81bdcf82})
  • Fully vaccinated: 71 (18.5{73375d9cc0eb62eadf703eace8c5332f876cb0fdecf5a1aaee3be06b81bdcf82})

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 24-30)    

  • Not vaccinated: 295.7
  • Partially vaccinated: 98.5
  • Fully vaccinated: 35.8

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 17-30)

  • Not vaccinated: 40.5
  • Partially vaccinated: 17.0
  • Fully vaccinated: 1.6

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 7,884,070 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

For surgical renewal commitment progress reports, visit:

For the Sept. 28, 2021, modelling presentation, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/9-28_PHO_modelling.pdf

To learn about how B.C. counts its daily COVID-19 cases in hospitals, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0058-001844

To learn about the BC Vaccine Card and how to access yours, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html

For health measures in the Northern Health region, visit: https://stories.northernhealth.ca/news/new-health-measures-introduced-northern-health-region

For the Aug. 31, 2021, modelling presentation, visit: http://news.gov.bc.ca/files/8-31_PHO_modelling.pdf

For the provincial health officer’s order on masks in public indoor settings, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/25217

For the Aug. 12, 2021, announcement on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for long-term care workers, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/25143

For health measures in the Central Okanagan, visit: https://www.interiorhealth.ca/AboutUs/MediaCentre/NewsReleases/Documents/IB_COVID_Outbreak_6{73375d9cc0eb62eadf703eace8c5332f876cb0fdecf5a1aaee3be06b81bdcf82}20August.pdf

For information on breakthrough cases, see the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) weekly data summary: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data#summary

Detailed data is posted daily on the BCCDC dashboard: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data
Or: www.bccdc.ca

To register to be immunized or to learn about getting your second dose, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/register or https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/dose-2

To learn about BC’s Restart plan, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restart

For the provincial health officer’s orders and guidance, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/current-health-topics/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

For guidance on restrictions, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions

The latest updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing centre near you: http://www.bccdc.ca/
Or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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