COVID-19 in B.C.: 26 new deaths and 1,846 new cases over three days

There have also been four new outbreaks in health-care facilities over the same period

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      The death count continues to climb from the Delta variant.

      Today, the B.C. government reported that another 26 people died from COVID-19 over the past three days. That brings the overall total of B.C. fatalities from COVID-19 to 2,081 since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.

      Ten of those deaths over the last three days were in Fraser Health. There were five each in Interior Health and Northern Health, as well as three each in Vancouver Coastal Health and Island Health.

      In addition, there have been four new outbreaks in health-care facilities over the past three days.

      They were at Queens Park Care Centre, Heritage Village, and Menno Terrace West (all in Fraser Health) and Amica Lions Gate (in Vancouver Coastal Health).

      As of October 18, 89.2 percent of British Columbians 12 and over have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; 83.4 percent are double vaccinated.

      The province also revealed that there were 1,846 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. over the last three days.

      The new/active cases include:

      • 737 new cases in Fraser Health
        • Total active cases: 2,039
      • 212 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
        • Total active cases: 642
      • 322 new cases in Interior Health
        • Total active cases: 777
      • 406 new cases in Northern Health
        • Total active cases: 880
      • 169 new cases in Island Health
        • Total active cases: 521
      • no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
        • Total active cases: 58