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BC health officials report 624 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, October 7th


The BC Ministry of Health reported 624 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, October 7th.

There have been 191,748 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 78
  • Fraser Health: 258
  • Island Health: 79
  • Interior Health: 118
  • Northern Health: 91
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

There are currently 5,929 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

183,406 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 373 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 132 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

4 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll 1,996.

Data by Vaccination Status: 

From September 29th to October 5th, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 70.8% of cases and from September 22nd to October 5th, they accounted for 78.3% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Sept. 29-Oct. 5):

  • Total: 4,840
  • Not vaccinated: 3,117 (64.4%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 309 (6.4%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,414 (29.2%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Sept. 22-Oct. 5):

  • Total: 429
  • Not vaccinated: 302 (70.4%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 34 (7.9%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 93 (21.7%)

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

  • Not vaccinated: 46.1
  • Partially vaccinated: 15.5
  • Fully vaccinated: 2.1


There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks.

The outbreaks at Jubilee Lodge (Northern Health) and Victoria Chinatown Care Centre (Island Health) have been declared over.

There are a total of 16 active outbreaks, including:

Long-Term Care: Willingdon Care Centre, Westminster House, The Residence in Mission, Magnolia Gardens, Manoah Manor and Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre (Fraser Health), Cottonwoods Care Centre, Joseph Creek Care Village, Overlander, Village by the Station (Interior Health) and Wrinch Memorial Hospital (Northern Health).

Acute Care: Mission Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health), University Hospital of Northern BC (Northern Health) and Royal Inland Hospital (Interior Health).

Assisted or Independent Living: Sunset Manor (Fraser Health) and Cooper Place (Vancouver Coastal Health).

Island Health:

Island Health reported 79 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 616 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 310 │Total Cases: 3885
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 248 │ Total Cases: 4088
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 58 │Total Cases: 1153

43 people remain in hospital with 22 in ICU. 

There has been one new death reported in the Island Health region today, and a total of 71 deaths on Vancouver Island.


As of Thursday, October 7th, 2021, 88.5% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.1% have received their second dose.

In addition, 89.0% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 82.8% have received their second dose.

To date, 7,921,070 (+12,238) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 3,804,517 (+4,719) of which are second doses.

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At the time of this publication, 237,339,750 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 4,844,821 have died, and 214,455,242 have recovered.

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