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B.C. reports 2,859 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations hit 500 mark

BY Connect News, Jan 13, 2022 1:42 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 2,859 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 288,939 cases in the province.

Note: The numbers of total and new cases are provisional due to a delayed data refresh and will be verified once confirmed.

There are currently 36,641 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 246,693 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 500 individuals are currently in hospital and 102 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

982 new cases in Fraser Health

Total active cases: 16,524

697 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health

Total active cases: 10,102

534 new cases in Interior Health

Total active cases: 4,628

195 new cases in Northern Health

Total active cases: 1,139

451 new cases in Island Health

Total active cases: 4,245

no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada

Total active cases: three

In the past 24 hours, six new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,455.

There have been five new health-care facility outbreaks at Langley Memorial Hospital, Laurel Place, Burnaby Hospital, Peace Arch Hospital (Fraser Health) and Kelowna General Hospital (Interior Health). The outbreak at Ridgeview Lodge (Interior Health) has been declared over, for a total of 49 facilities with ongoing outbreaks.

From Jan. 4-10, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 20.1% of cases and from Dec. 28 to Jan. 10, they accounted for 35.9% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Jan. 4-10) - Total 18,737

Not vaccinated: 3,162 (16.9%)

Partially vaccinated: 599 (3.2%)

Fully vaccinated: 14,976 (79.9%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Dec. 28 to Jan. 10) - Total 615

Not vaccinated: 194 (31.5%)

Partially vaccinated: 27 (4.4%)

Fully vaccinated: 394 (64.1%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 4-10)

Not vaccinated: 468.5

Partially vaccinated: 192.1

Fully vaccinated: 324.9

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Dec. 28 to Jan. 10)

Not vaccinated: 47.2

Partially vaccinated: 22.2

Fully vaccinated: 8.5

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 9,834,018 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

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