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Northern Health sees 133 new COVID-19 cases

BC is reporting 758 new cases of COVID-19 as there are now 4,961 active cases across the province.

Of the active cases, 434 individuals are in hospital and 155 are in intensive care.

10 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, including two in Northern Health and four in the Interior.

Health Minister Adrian Dix says the percentage of tests coming back positive sits at 19% in the Northern health region, compared to an average of around 5% elsewhere in the province.

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The new/active cases include:

  • 133 new cases in Northern Health
    • Total active cases: 821
  • 108 new cases in Interior Health
    • Total active cases: 664
  • 329 new cases in Fraser Health
    • Total active cases: 2,153
  • 74 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
    • Total active cases: 678
  • 114 new cases in Island Health
    • Total active cases: 586
  • no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
    • Total active cases: 59

From October 20-26, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 64.7% of cases, and from October 13-26, they accounted for 74.0% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Oct. 20-26) – Total 4,066

  • Not vaccinated: 2,365 (58.2%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 266 (6.5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,435 (35.3%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Oct. 13-26) – Total 458

  • Not vaccinated: 310 (67.7%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 29 (6.3%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 119 (26.0%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Oct. 20-26)    

  • Not vaccinated: 288.6
  • Partially vaccinated: 87.1
  • Fully vaccinated: 33.4

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Oct. 13-26)

  • Not vaccinated: 57.0
  • Partially vaccinated: 12.6
  • Fully vaccinated: 2.6

The Province has administered 8,202,550 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

89.8% (4,160,780) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 84.9% (3,933,596) have received their second dose.

In addition, 90.2% (3,901,337) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 85.5% (3,697,157) have received their second dose.

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