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COVID case numbers in B.C. moving in wrong direction

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After a gradual decline in COVID-19 case numbers in recent days the count went the other way in the last 24 hours with 696 new cases in B.C., 118 of which were in the Interior Health region.

Case loads continue to be a problem in the Northern Health region with 191 new cases, while Fraser Health recorded 252, according to a Ministry of Health news release issued today, Oct. 20. There were 76 new cases in the Vancouver Coastal health region and 59 on Vancouver Island.

Of the six new deaths, five were in Fraser Health and one in Vancouver Coastal, bringing the death toll from the virus to 2,092.

There are 4,888 active cases in B.C. with 705 in Interior Health. There are 370 B.C. residents in hospital, of which 139 are in intensive care.

There are 89.3% of B.C. residents with at least one dose of vaccine while 83.6% have two doses.

Most of the new cases (60%) and hospitalizations (68.8%) are in people who have not received even one dose of vaccine.

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