B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

Press Release

VICTORIA – As of Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, 90.0% (4,169,986) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 85.3% (3,954,068) have received their second dose.

In addition, 90.4% (3,909,724) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 85.9% (3,715,560) have received their second dose.

Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 1,370 new cases of COVID-19, including three epi-linked cases, for a total of 206,284 cases in the province:

  • Oct. 29-30: 568 new cases
  • Oct. 30-31: 470 new cases
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 1: 332 new cases

There are 4,668 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 199,107 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 436 individuals are in hospital and 140 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

  • 603 new cases in Fraser Health
    • Total active cases: 2,024
  • 124 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
    • Total active cases: 570
  • 222 new cases in Interior Health
    • Total active cases: 588
  • 203 new cases in Northern Health
    • Total active cases: 764
  • 218 new cases in Island Health
    • Total active cases: 663
  • no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
    • Total active cases: 59

In the past 72 hours, 25 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,181.

The new deaths include:

  • Fraser Health: eight
  • Interior Health: seven
  • Northern Health: five
  • Island Health: five

There have been six new health-care facility outbreaks at Cascade Gardens, The Cedars, Hallmark on the Lake (Fraser Health), Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre, Sun Pointe Village (Interior Health) and Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence (Island Health), for a total of 39 active outbreaks, including:

  • long-term care:
    • Willingdon Care Centre, Westminster House, Magnolia Gardens, Manoah Manor, Cherington Place, West Shore Laylum, Queens Park Care Centre, Heritage Village, Valleyhaven Retirement Community, Rosemary Heights Seniors Village, Tabor Home, Cascade Gardens (Fraser Health);
    • Amica Lions Gate, Amica Edgemont (Vancouver Coastal Health);
    • Cottonwoods Care Centre, Overlander, Village by the Station, Haven Hill Retirement Centre, Deni House, Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre, Sun Pointe Village (Interior Health);
    • Wrinch Memorial Hospital (Northern Health); and
    • Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence (Island Health).
  • acute care:
    • Mission Memorial Hospital, Chilliwack General Hospital, Queen’s Park Care Centre (Fraser Health);
    • University Hospital of Northern BC, GR Baker Memorial Hospital and Bulkley Valley District Hospital (Northern Health).
  • assisted or independent living:
    • Menno Terrace West, The Emerald at Elim Village, Swedish Assisted Living Residence, Harrison Pointe, Norman Manor, Pacific Carlton Seniors Community, Rideau Retirement Residence, Tabor Manor, The Cedars and Hallmark on the Lake (Fraser Health).

From Oct. 22-28, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 64.6% of cases.
From Oct. 15-28, they accounted for 73.5% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Oct. 22-28) – Total 4,018

  • Not vaccinated: 2,354 (58.6%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 240 (6.0%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,424 (35.4%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Oct. 15-28) – Total 468

  • Not vaccinated: 316 (67.5%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 28 (6.0%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 124 (26.5%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Oct. 22-28)

  • Not vaccinated: 291.5
  • Partially vaccinated: 80.8
  • Fully vaccinated: 33.1

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Oct. 15-28)

  • Not vaccinated: 59.1
  • Partially vaccinated: 12.0
  • Fully vaccinated: 2.7

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 8,250,566 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

For the Oct. 26, 2021, announcement on COVID-19 booster shots for all British Columbians, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/25604

For information on booster doses, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/booster

For regional restrictions in the Northern Health region, visit: https://www.northernhealth.ca/sites/northern_health/files/health-information/health-topics/orders/documents/nh-gatherings-events-orders-oct-2021.pdf

For information on a third dose for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/register#immunocompromised

As they become available, information on school outbreaks will be posted online: www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/public-exposures

For surgical renewal commitment progress reports, visit:

  • https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/surgical-renewal-progress-report-April-2021.pdf
  • https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/surgical-renewal-progress-report-Apr-May-2021.pdf
  • https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/surgical-renewal-progress-report-May-June-2021.pdf
  • https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/surgical-renewal-progress-report-June-July-2021.pdf

To learn about how B.C. counts its daily COVID-19 cases in hospitals, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0058-001844

To learn about the BC Vaccine Card and how to access yours, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html

For the Aug. 12, 2021, announcement on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for long-term care

workers, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/25143

For information on breakthrough cases, see the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) weekly data summary: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data#summary

Detailed data is posted daily on the BCCDC dashboard: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data
Or: www.bccdc.ca

To register to be immunized or to learn about getting your second dose, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/register or https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/dose-2

For the provincial health officer’s orders and guidance, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/current-health-topics/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

For guidance on restrictions, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions

The latest updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing centre near you: http://www.bccdc.ca/
Or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

For COVID-19 exposure events, updates and information, visit:

  • BCCDC: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/public-exposures
  • Fraser Health: fraserhealth.ca/covid19exposure
  • Interior Health: https://news.interiorhealth.ca/news/public-exposures/
  • Island Health: https://www.islandhealth.ca/learn-about-health/covid-19/data-outbreaks-facilities
  • Northern Health: https://www.northernhealth.ca/health-topics/outbreaks-and-exposures
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: http://www.vch.ca/covid-19/public-exposures

Contact:Ministry of Health
250 952-1887 (media line)

Connect with the Province of B.C. at: news.gov.bc.ca/connect


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