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BC reports 26 COVID-19 deaths over weekend

British Columbia is reporting 1,846 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 4,917.

This is how cases broke down over the three day reporting period:

  • Oct. 15-16: 753 new cases

  • Oct. 16-17: 650 new cases

  • Oct. 17-18: 443 new cases

This is where the new/active cases are being reported in each region:

  • Fraser Health: 737 new cases (2,039 active)

  • Northern Health: 406 new cases (880 active)

  • Interior Health: 322 new cases (777 active)

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 212 new cases (642 active)

  • Island Health: 169 new cases (521 active)

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


There are currently 360 people in hospital, with 151 of those individuals in intensive care.

In the past 72 hours, 26 deaths have been reported bringing the provincial death toll to 2,081.

From the new deaths; 10 were reported in Fraser Health, five in Interior Health and Northern Health, and three in both Vancouver Coastal Health and Island Health.


There have been four new COVID-19 outbreaks at health-care facilities across the province, and the outbreak at Joseph Creek Care Village in Interior Health has been declared over. As of Oct. 18 there are 22 outbreaks in BC:

  • Fraser Health: Willingdon Care Centre, Westminster House, Magnolia Gardens, Manoah Manor, Cherington Place, West Shore Laylum, Queens Park Care Centre, Heritage Village, Mission Memorial Hospital, Sunset Manor, Evergreen Manor, Menno Terrace West

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

  • Northern Health: Wrinch Memorial Hospital, University Hospital of Northern British Columbia, G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: Amica Lions Gate, Cooper Place

  • Island Health: Tofino General Hospital


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In the past week (Oct. 8-14) this is how cases broke down from unvaccinated to vaccinated:

  • Not vaccinated: 2,420 (61.8%)

  • Partially vaccinated: 255 (6.5%)

  • Fully vaccinated: 1,239 (31.7%)

In the past week (Oct. 8-14) this is how cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age were broken down from unvaccinated to vaccinated:

  • Not vaccinated: 268

  • Partially vaccinated: 74.2

  • Fully vaccinated: 29.4

Over the past two weeks (Oct. 1-14) this is how cases hospitalized broke down from unvaccinated to vaccinated:

  • Not vaccinated: 320 (68.8%)

  • Partially vaccinated: 27 (5.8%)

  • Fully vaccinated: 118 (25.4%)

Over the past two weeks (Oct. 1-14) this is how cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age were broken down from unvaccinated to vaccinated:

  • Not vaccinated: 53.4

  • Partially vaccinated: 11.8

  • Fully vaccinated: 2.7


The province has administered 8,060,794 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine since December.

From the eligible people 12 and older in BC, 89.2% (4,133,755) have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 83.4% (3,865,096) have received their second dose.

Of the eligible adults in BC, 89.6% (3,877,031) have received their first dose and 84.1% (3,635,581) received their second dose.



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