B.C. reports 560 COVID-19 cases, 5 additional deaths

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B.C. is reporting 560 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and five additional deaths over a 24-hour period.

208 of the new cases were identified in Fraser Health, 80 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 79 in Interior Health, 131 in Northern Health, and 61 in Island Health.

The Government of B.C. in a statement said two additional deaths were reported in Fraser Health, two in Northern Health, and one in Island Health.

The statement further added that 382 individuals are in hospital due to COVID1- and 146 are in intensive care.

As of Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, 89.2% (4,136,000) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.5% (3,870,709) have received their second dose.

The B.C. government on Monday announced that the health authorities have identified 443 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

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