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B.C. records 605 new COVID-19 cases, four more deaths in past day

In Interior Health, there have been 29,076 cases to date, of which 850 remain active. There are 39 people in hospital in Interior Health, 37 of whom are in intensive care, according to data from the BC Centre for Disease Control
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The province is reporting 605 new cases of COVID-19 in the past day (from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13).

Of those new cases, 245 are in Fraser Health, 119 are in Interior Health, 92 are in Island Health, 82 are in Vancouver Coastal Health and 67 are in Northern Health.

As of Oct. 13, there are 5,172 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 374 people in hospital, 153 of whom are in intensive care.

To date, there have been 194,581 confirmed COVID-19 cases in B.C., which has a population of about 5.1 million.

There have been four more deaths in the past day — three in Northern Health and one in Island Health.

To date, there have been 2,029 COVID-19 deaths in the province.

In Interior Health, there have been 29,076 cases to date, of which 850 remain active. There are 39 people in hospital in Interior Health, 37 of whom are in intensive care, according to data from the BC Centre for Disease Control.

Those numbers are likely higher since the province recently revealed patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 are removed from the list of COVID-19 patients once they are no longer infectious, even though they remain in hospital with ailments relating to contracting the disease.

On the vaccination front, as of Oct. 13, 88.9 per cent (4.1 million) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while 82.7 per cent (3.8 million) have received their second dose.

From Oct. 5 to Oct. 11, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 68 per cent of cases and from Sept. 28 to Oct. 11, they accounted for 73.4 per cent of hospitalizations.