In a written statement, Dr. Bonnie Henry, a provincial health officer, and Minister of Health Adrian Dix said there are 4,961 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. Among the active cases, 434 people are currently hospitalized, including 155 in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
The new cases and the total active cases, broken down by health region, are as follows:
- Fraser Health: 329 new cases, 2,153 active cases in total
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 74 new cases, 678 active cases in total
- Internal health: 108 new cases, 664 active cases in total
- Northern Health: 133 new cases, 821 active cases in total
- Island health: 114 new cases, 586 active cases in total
- Outside of Canada: 0 new cases, 59 active cases in total
There have been 10 COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours, for a total of 2,147 deaths in British Columbia. This includes four at Fraser Health, four at Interior Health, and two at Northern Health.
From October 20 to 26, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 64.7% of cases and from October 13 to 26, they accounted for 74.0% of hospitalizations.
Case from last week (October 20 to 26) – Total 4,066
- Unvaccinated: 2,365 (58.2%)
- Partially vaccinated: 266 (6.5%)
- Fully vaccinated: 1,435 (35.3%)
Cases of the last two weeks hospitalized (October 13 to 26) – Total 458
- Unvaccinated: 310 (67.7%)
- Partially vaccinated: 29 (6.3%)
- Fully vaccinated: 119 (26.0%)
Last week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (20 October to 26)
- Unvaccinated: 288.6
- Partially vaccinated: 87.1
- Fully vaccinated: 33.4
In the past two weeks, hospitalized cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (October 13-26)
- Unvaccinated: 57.0
- Partially vaccinated: 12.6
- Fully vaccinated: 2.6
To date, 89.8% of all eligible people aged 12 and over have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; 84.9% received their second dose.