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B.C. COVID case counts continue upward trend

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The number of new COVID-19 cases in B.C. in the last 24 hours climbed to 715 today, Oct. 21, up from 696 yesterday and 560 the day before.

In the Interior Health region there was a similar increase to 132 new cases, up from 118 yesterday and 79 the day before.

There were 285 new cases in Fraser Health, 172 in Northern Health, 61 on Vancouver Island and 60 in Vancouver Coastal.

There were four new deaths, all in the Northern Health region, bringing the pandemic total to 2,096.

There are 4,965 active cases with 377 people in hospital, 136 of whom are in intensive care.

The vaccination rate has reached 89.4% of those over the age of 12 with at least one dose, 83.8% of whom have had two doses.

There have been two more outbreaks declared at health care facilities, including one in the Interior Health region (Deni House in Williams Lake).

READ MORE: Big drop in COVID-19 exposures at schools in Interior Health

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