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3 more COVID deaths in Interior Health but daily case count drops

There were 13 more COVID-19 deaths in B.C. in the last 24 hours with three of those in the Interior Health region.

That comes at a time when the daily count of new cases dropped to 88 in the region from 132 the day before. There were 649 new cases in B.C. as a whole.

There have now been 2,109 people who have died of COVID in B.C., according to a Ministry of Health news release issued today, Oct. 22.

Of the new cases, 281 were in the Fraser Health region, 130 in Northern Health, 89 on Vancouver Island and 61 in Vancouver Coastal.

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There are 5,106 active cases in B.C. with 778 of those in Interior Health. There are 365 B.C. residents in hospital of which 143 are in intensive care.

The number of people having received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine remained unchanged from yesterday at 89.4% but the number with two doses climbed to 83.9% from 83.8%.

In the past week from Oct. 14 to 20, 34.8% of new cases were in people who were fully vaccinated and 57.7% were in people totally unvaccinated.

In the two weeks from Oct. 7 to 20, 71.2% of people hospitalized were unvaccinated and 23% were fully vaccinated.

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