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101 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health


The province is reporting 667 new cases of COVID-19 B.C. since yesterday, with 101 of them in the Interior Health region.

As of Friday, Oct. 15, 89% of eligible people ages 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine while 83% have had their second dose, according to Ministry of Health press release.

There are 5,128 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 188,851 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 367 individuals are in hospital and 152 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation, the ministry said.

A total of 13 people have died of COVID-19, with two of those deaths reported in the Interior Health region. Overall, 2,055 people have died of COVID-19 in B.C. since the start of the pandemic.

From Oct. 7 to 13, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 68.3% of cases and from Sept. 30 to Oct. 13, they accounted for 76.3% of hospitalizations.

This past week, 61.7% of hospitalizations were those who are unvaccinated, 6.6% who are partially vaccinated and 31.7% were fully vaccinated.

There are currently 19 outbreaks in health-care facilities across B.C.

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