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COVID-19 update: B.C. records 667 new cases and 13 more deaths

In Interior Health, there are 39 people in hospital, while in total, 252 people in the health region have died from the disease
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There have been 667 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. in the past day, from Oct. 14 to Oct. 15, according to statistics from the BC Centre for Disease Control.

In addition, there have been 13 more deaths, with 11 in Fraser Health and two in Interior Health. To date, there have been 2,055 COVID-19 deaths in the province, of which 252 have occurred in Interior Health.

Of the new cases:

• 246 are in Fraser Health (with 2,221 active cases);

• 75 are in Vancouver Coastal Health (with 724 active cases);

• 184 are in Northern Health (with 734 active cases);

• 101 are in Interior health (with 817 active cases);

• 59 new cases in Island Health (with 572 active cases);

• Two cases involve people who live outside of Canada (with 60 such active cases).

In total province wide, there are 5,128 active cases of COVID-19 in the province , while the total number of cases sits at 193,979.

B.C. has a population of about 5.1 million.

As of Oct. 15, there are 367 people in hospital, 152 of whom are in intensive care.

In Interior Health, there are 39 people in hospital, of whom 34 are in intensive care.

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.

As of Oct. 15, 89 per cent (4.1 million) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 83 per cent (3.8 million) have received their second dose.

Interior Health outbreak update:

• Overlander Residential Care in Kamloops has 28 cases (21 residents and seven staff, with five deaths among residents);

• Cottonwoods Care Centre long-term care in Kelowna has 65 cases (50 residents and 15 staff, with 12 deaths);

•  Village by the Station long-term care in Penticton has 33 cases (19 residents and 14 staff, with three deaths);

• Haven Hill Care Centre long-term care in Penticton has nine cases (seven residents and two staff, with one death).