The BC Ministry of Health reported 758 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, October 28th.

There have been 204,330 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 74
  • Fraser Health: 329
  • Island Health: 114
  • Interior Health: 108
  • Northern Health: 133
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

There are currently 4,961 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

196,858 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 434 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 155 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

10 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll 2,147.

Data by Vaccination Status: 

From Oct. 20-26, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 64.7% of cases.
From Oct. 13-26, they accounted for 74.0% of hospitalizations.

  • Past week cases (Oct. 20-26) – Total 4,066
  • Not vaccinated: 2,365 (58.2%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 266 (6.5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,435 (35.3%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Oct. 13-26)

  • Total: 458
  • Not vaccinated: 310 (67.7%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 29 (6.3%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 119 (26.0%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Oct. 20-26)

  • Not vaccinated: 288.6
  • Partially vaccinated: 87.1
  • Fully vaccinated: 33.4

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Oct. 13-26)

  • Not vaccinated: 57.0
  • Partially vaccinated: 12.6
  • Fully vaccinated: 2.6

Outbreaks

There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Tabor Manor (Fraser Health).

There are a total of 33 active healthcare outbreaks in the province.

There are currently no active outbreaks in the Island Health region.

Island Health:

Island Health reported 114 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 488 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 141 │Total Cases: 4398
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 298 │ Total Cases: 4839
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 49│Total Cases: 1290

55 people remain in hospital with 26 in ICU. 

There were no new deaths reported in the Island Health region today, and a total of 89 deaths on Vancouver Island.

Vaccinations

As of Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, 89.8% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 84.9% have received their second dose.

In addition, 90.2% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 85.5% have received their second dose.

To date, 8,202,550 (+15,939) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 3,933,596 (+7,659) of which are second doses.

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