The update brought British Columbia’s seven-day average for new cases to 563, and capped a grim week in which more than 50 British Columbians lost their lives to the disease.
Authorities on Thursday confirmed that a person in their 20s had died from COVID, while 10 deaths were part of a “significant” outbreak at the Willingdon Care Center.
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Of the new cases, 246 were in Fraser Health Region, 75 in Vancouver Coastal Health Region, 101 in Interior Health Region, 184 in Northern Health Region, and 59 in Island Health Region. .
Active cases in British Columbia continued their weeklong dip, falling to 5,128.
The number of active COVID cases in hospital also fell from nine to 367, including 152 in critical or intensive care.
COVID-19: British Columbia reports 667 new cases, 12 related deaths
Hospitalization numbers do not include patients who were no longer contagious but who remained in hospital for other treatments – a figure officials have not provided since September 21.
More than 4.12 million British Columbians, representing 89% of eligible people and 80.1% of the total population of British Columbia, have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Of these, 3.84 million people, representing 83 percent of eligible people and 74.7 percent of the entire population of British Columbia, received two doses.
In the past week, people who were not fully vaccinated accounted for 68.3% of new cases, while in the past two weeks they accounted for 76.3% of hospitalizations.
Nine in ten cases in intensive care units across British Columbia as of Friday were people who were not fully immunized.
Northern BC’s COVID Restrictions Tighten Again Due to Overdue Vaccination Rates
Since the start of the pandemic, British Columbia has reported a total of 196,433 cases, while 2,055 people have died.
British Columbia on Thursday tightened restrictions in the Northern Health Region, where COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
Over the past week, the north has recorded 12 deaths and 69 hospitalizations from COVID – each representing about a quarter of the province’s totals in a health region comprising only about 6% of British Columbia’s population .
The province also airlifted 58 people from intensive care units in the north to other health regions.
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