Advertisement

COVID-19: 10 deaths, 758 new cases reported in British Columbia

Click to play video: 'B.C. reports 10 deaths, 758 new COVID-19 cases in the province' B.C. reports 10 deaths, 758 new COVID-19 cases in the province
B.C. health officials have released a written statement with the daily COVID-19 numbers for Thursday, Oct. 28. Legislative bureau chief Keith Baldrey has the analysis. – Oct 28, 2021

British Columbia reported 758 new cases of COVID-19 along with 10 additional deaths.

The update lifted B.C.’s seven-day average for new cases, and saw the number of active cases climb to 4,961.

Story continues below advertisement

The lion’s share of the new cases, 329, were in the Fraser Health region.

A further 74 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 108 were in the Interior Health region, 133 were in the Northern Health region and 114 were in the Island Health region.

There were 434 active cases in hospital, an overnight increase of 12. Of them, 155 people were in critical or intensive care.

The hospitalization numbers do not include patients who were no longer infectious but remained in hospital for other treatment — a figure officials have not provided since Sept. 21, despite promises to do so.

Click to play video: 'B.C.’s COVID-19 outlook optimistic, but parts of province still concerning' B.C.’s COVID-19 outlook optimistic, but parts of province still concerning
B.C.’s COVID-19 outlook optimistic, but parts of province still concerning – Oct 27, 2021

Read more: COVID-19 — B.C. reports 609 new cases and six deaths, hospitalizations top 400

Story continues below advertisement

More than 4.16 million British Columbians, or 89.8 per cent of those eligible, have had a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Of them, more than 3.93 million people, 84.9 per cent of those eligible, have had two doses.

The province says over the past week people who weren’t fully vaccinated represented 64.7 per cent of cases, while they represented 74 per cent of hospitalizations over the past two weeks.

Since the start of the pandemic, B.C. has reported 204,340 cases, while 2,147 people have died.

Click to play video: 'COVID-19: Modelling indicates B.C. is getting handle on pandemic' COVID-19: Modelling indicates B.C. is getting handle on pandemic
COVID-19: Modelling indicates B.C. is getting handle on pandemic – Oct 27, 2021

Sponsored content