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COVID-19 hospitalizations rise to 373

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:37 PDT, Thu October 7, 2021

Hospitalizations related to active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. rose to 373 today, up from 350 yesterday. In all, there are 5,929 active cases in the province. Of those in hospital, 132 are in intensive care.

Health officials reported 624 new cases today, four of which are epidemiologically linked. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 191,748 cases.

Of the new cases, 78 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 258 in the Fraser Health region, 79 in the Island Health region, 118 in the Interior Health region, 91 in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

Cases in Richmond decreased last week (Sept. 26 to Oct. 2), with 56 reported. This is down from 68 the previous week (Sept. 19 to 25).

But Vancouver Coastal Health is listing one Richmond school—General Currie elementary (8220 General Currie Rd.) as having a current exposure. The dates of potential exposure are Sept. 15 to 23. The health authority’s website lists exposures “with an increased risk of ongoing transmission,” and can be viewed here.

To date, 7,921,070 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 3,804,517 of those are second doses. 

This means that 89.0 per cent of adults and 88.5 per cent of people aged 12 and older have received their first dose of a vaccine. In addition, 82.8 per cent of adults and 82.1 per cent of those aged 12 and older have received two doses.

Sadly, there were four new virus-related deaths reported today, bringing that total to 1,996. Of those who died, two lived in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, one in the Fraser Health region and one in the Island Health region.

Health authorities declared two healthcare facility outbreaks over. Active outbreaks continue at 11 long-term care facilities, two assisted or independent living facilities and three acute care facilities.

From Sept. 29 to Oct. 5, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 70.8 per cent of cases and from Sept. 22 to Oct. 5, they accounted for 78.3 per cent of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Sept. 29 to Oct. 5)—Total 4,840

• Not vaccinated: 3,117 (64.4 per cent)

• Partially vaccinated: 309 (6.4 per cent)

• Fully vaccinated: 1,414 (29.2 per cent)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Sept. 22 to Oct. 5)—Total 429

• Not vaccinated: 302 (70.4 per cent)

• Partially vaccinated: 34 (7.9 per cent)

• Fully vaccinated: 93 (21.7 per cent)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 29 to Oct. 5)

• Not vaccinated: 304.2

• Partially vaccinated: 86.8

• Fully vaccinated: 34.3

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 22 to Oct. 5)

• Not vaccinated: 46.1

• Partially vaccinated: 15.5

• Fully vaccinated: 2.1

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing centre near you: http://www.bccdc.ca/ or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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