B.C. reports 1,846 coronavirus cases, 26 additional deaths


The B.C. Government announced Monday that the health authorities identified 1,846 new cases of the novel coronavirus over the past 72 hours.

“Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 1,846 new cases of COVID-19, including six epi-linked cases, for a total of 198,278 cases in the province,” according to a statement released by B.C. government.

The statement further added that the health officials identified 753 cases between October 15-16, 650 cases between October October 16-17, and 443 new cases between October 17-18.

360 individuals are currently in hospital and 151 are in intensive care, the B.C. government said, adding that people not fully vaccinated accounted for 74.6% of hospitalizations, from Oct. 1-14.

The B.C. government also added that 26 new deaths were reported in the last 72 hours, for an overall total of 2,081.

Since December 2020, the province has administered 8,060,794 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.



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