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The BC Ministry of Health reported 649 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, October 22nd.

There have been 200,898 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 61
  • Fraser Health: 281
  • Island Health: 89
  • Interior Health: 88
  • Northern Health: 130
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

There are currently 5,106 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

193,325 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 365 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 143 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

13 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll 2,109.

Data by Vaccination Status: 

From Oct. 14-20, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 65.2% of cases.
From Oct. 7-20, they accounted for 77.0% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Oct. 14-20)

  • Total 4,480
  • Not vaccinated: 2,584 (57.7%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 338 (7.5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,558 (34.8%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Oct. 7-20)

  • Total: 452
  • Not vaccinated: 322 (71.2%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 26 (5.8%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 104 (23.0%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Oct. 14-20)

  • Not vaccinated: 311.3
  • Partially vaccinated: 99.5
  • Fully vaccinated: 36.7

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Oct. 7-20)

  • Not vaccinated: 55.7
  • Partially vaccinated: 11.5
  • Fully vaccinated: 2.3


There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks in the province.

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

There are a total of 25 active health care outbreaks in the province.

Island Health:

Island Health reported 89 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 452 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 172 │Total Cases: 4296
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 239 │ Total Cases: 4584
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 41 │Total Cases: 1242

54 people remain in hospital with 20 in ICU. 

There were 2 new deaths reported in the Island Health region today, and a total of 86 deaths on Vancouver Island.


As of Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, 89.4% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.9% have received their second dose.

In addition, 89.9% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 84.6% have received their second dose.

To date, 8,120,458 (+16,562) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 3,891,058 (+7,473) of which are second doses.

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