COVID-19: B.C. reports 609 new cases and six deaths, hospitalizations top 400 – GLOBAL

October 27, 2021

British Columbia reported 609 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, along with six additional deaths as new independent modelling showed the province on an promising track.

The update left B.C.’s seven-day average for new cases at 578, while the number of active cases in the province fell to 4,748.

Of the new cases, 257 were in the Fraser Health region, 79 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 92 were in the Interior Health region, 126 were in the Northern Health region and 55 were in the Island Health region.

There were 422 active cases in hospital, the first time the figure has topped 400 since May 13. Of them, 157 patients were in critical or intensive care.

The hospitalization numbers do not include patients who were no longer infectious but remained in hospital for other treatment — a figure officials have not provided since Sept. 21, despite promises to do so.

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