British Columbia Records 13 COVID-19 Deaths, 667 New Cases – .

British Columbia reports 737 new cases of COVID-19, two deaths

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – Thirteen more lives have been lost to COVID-19 in British Columbia in the past 24 hours, with 11 of those deaths in Fraser Health Region and two in Interior Health.

As of Friday, an additional 667 new cases were recorded, nearly a third in the hard-hit Northern health region, where new restrictions entered into force on Friday. The Fraser Health region recorded the highest number of new infections, at 246, while Northern Health recorded 184. In Interior Health, 101 more people tested positive and in Vancouver Coastal, 75.

The update from Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, and Minister of Health Adrian Dix, also showed a slight decrease in hospitalizations, to 367 from 378 the day before. There are 152 people in intensive care.

People who were not fully vaccinated accounted for 76.3% of hospitalizations between September 30 and October 13. The vaccination rate continues to increase, with 83% of eligible people having received two doses and 89% only one.

There has been a new outbreak at a health facility at GR Baker Memorial Hospital in Quesnel. An outbreak at the Good Samaritan Delta View Care Center in Delta is now over.

There are 19 active outbreaks.

En soins de longue durée : Willingdon Care Centre, Westminster House, Magnolia Gardens, Manoah Manor, Cherington Place, West Shore Laylum (Fraser Health) ; Centre de soins Cottonwoods, Joseph Creek Care Village, Overlander, Village by the Station, Haven Hill Retirement Centre (Interior Health); et Wrinch Memorial Hospital (Northern Health).

In acute care: Mission Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health); University Hospital of Northern BC, GR Baker Memorial Hospital (Northern Health); and Tofino General Hospital (Island Health).

In assisted or independent residence: Sunset Manor, Evergreen Manor (Fraser Health); and Cooper Place (Vancouver Coastal Health).


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