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The BC Ministry of Health reported 580 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, October 14th.

There have been 195,766 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 53
  • Fraser Health: 246
  • Island Health: 48
  • Interior Health: 104
  • Northern Health: 149
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

There are currently 5,348 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

187,985 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 378 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 153 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

9 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll at 2,042.

Data by Vaccination Status: 

From Oct. 6-12, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 66.9% of cases.
From Sept. 29-Oct. 12, they accounted for 75.0% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Oct. 6-12):

  • Total 4,052
  • Not vaccinated: 2,441 (60.2%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 270 (6.7%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,341 (33.1%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Sept. 29-Oct. 12):

  • Total 456
  • Not vaccinated: 319 (70.0%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 23 (5.0%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 114 (25.0%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Oct. 6-12):

  • Not vaccinated: 267.3
  • Partially vaccinated: 76.6
  • Fully vaccinated: 32.0

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 29-Oct. 12):

  • Not vaccinated: 51.6
  • Partially vaccinated: 10.3
  • Fully vaccinated: 2.6


There is currently one active health care outbreak in the Island Health region at Tofino General Hospital.

There are a total of 19 outbreaks in the province.

Island Health:

Island Health reported 48 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 485 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 217 │Total Cases: 4101
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 215 │ Total Cases: 4324
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 53 │Total Cases: 1198

49 people remain in hospital with 27 in ICU. 

There were 2 deaths reported in the Island Health region today, and a total of 80 deaths on Vancouver Island.


As of Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, 89.0% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.9% have received their second dose.

In addition, 89.4% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 83.6% have received their second dose.

To date, 8,008,858 (+16,926) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 3,842,247 (+6,739) of which are second doses.

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At the time of this publication, 240,190,120 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 4,893,211 have died, and 217,487,459 have recovered.

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