B.C's provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry during a press conference in Victoria. (Photo - B.C. Govt.)
B.C. is reporting 2,387 new cases of COVID-19, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 303,565 cases in the province.
There are currently 35,770 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 262,591 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 895 COVID-positive individuals are currently in hospital and 115 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
The new/active cases include:
814 new cases in Fraser Health
Total active cases: 17,441
487 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
Total active cases: 8,945
550 new cases in Interior Health
Total active cases: 5,769
260 new cases in Northern Health
Total active cases: 1,504
275 new cases in Island Health
Total active cases: 2,095
one new case of a person who resides outside of Canada
Total active cases: 16
In the past 24 hours, 13 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,505.
There have been five new health-care facility outbreaks at Joseph Creek Care Village (Interior Health), Eagle Ridge Manor, Sidney All Care, Sunrise of Victoria and Comox Valley Seniors Village (Island Health). The outbreaks at Mount Cartier Court (Interior Health) and Clover Point Care (Island Health) have been declared over, for a total of 56 facilities with ongoing outbreaks.
From Jan. 11-17, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 25.9% of cases and from Jan. 4-17, they accounted for 31.8% of hospitalizations.
Past week cases (Jan. 11-17) - Total 14,934
Not vaccinated: 3,208 (21.5%)
Partially vaccinated: 662 (4.4%)
Fully vaccinated: 11,064 (74.1%)
Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Jan. 4-17) - Total 1,062
Not vaccinated: 286 (26.9%)
Partially vaccinated: 52 (4.9%)
Fully vaccinated: 724 (68.2%)
Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 11-17)
Not vaccinated: 428.5
Partially vaccinated: 186.4
Fully vaccinated: 311.5
Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 4-17)
Not vaccinated: 70.5
Partially vaccinated: 41.4
Fully vaccinated: 15.5
Since December 2020, the Province has administered 10,217,498 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.
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