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B.C. reports 2,275 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations rise past 600

BY Connect News, Jan 15, 2022 1:28 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

B.C's provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry during a press conference in Victoria. (Photo - B.C. Govt.)

B.C. is reporting 2,275 new cases of COVID-19, including five epi-linked cases, for a total of 293,521 cases in the province.

There are 35,943 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 251,846 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 646 COVID-positive individuals are in hospital and 95 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

813 new cases in Fraser Health

Total active cases: 17,256

523 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health

Total active cases: 9,397

412 new cases in Interior Health

Total active cases: 4,916

227 new cases in Northern Health

Total active cases: 1,346

297 new cases in Island Health

Total active cases: 3,016

three new cases of people who reside outside of Canada

Total active cases: 12

In the past 24 hours, six new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,468.

There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Royal Jubilee Hospital (Island Health). The outbreaks at Czorny Alzheimer Centre, Fort Langley Seniors Community, The Residence in Mission, Dania Home, White Rock Seniors Village (Fraser Health), Fraserview Retirement Community, Lakeview Care Centre and Crofton Manor (Vancouver Coastal Health) have been declared over, for a total of 46 facilities with ongoing outbreaks.

From Jan. 6-12, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 21.5% of cases.

From Dec. 30 to Jan. 12, they accounted for 34.2% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Jan. 6-12) - Total 17,304

Not vaccinated: 3,105 (17.9%)

Partially vaccinated: 630 (3.6%)

Fully vaccinated: 13,569 (78.5%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Dec. 30 to Jan. 12) - Total 750

Not vaccinated: 221 (29.5%)

Partially vaccinated: 35 (4.7%)

Fully vaccinated: 494 (65.8%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 6-12)

Not vaccinated: 453.5

Partially vaccinated: 197.7

Fully vaccinated: 396.9

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Dec. 30 to Jan. 12)

Not vaccinated: 53.8

Partially vaccinated: 26.9

Fully vaccinated: 10.6

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 9,962,096 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

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