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B.C. reports 3,144 new COVID-19 cases as active cases rise past 33,000

BY Connect News, Jan 8, 2022 1:57 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

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

Dr. Bonnie Henry

B.C. is reporting 3,144 new cases of COVID-19, including six epi-linked cases, for a total of 276,875 cases in the province.

There are 33,184 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 240,198 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 349 individuals are in hospital and 93 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

1,416 new cases in Fraser Health

Total active cases: 15,704

483 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health

Total active cases: 9,449

526 new cases in Interior Health

Total active cases: 3,183

244 new cases in Northern Health

Total active cases: 935

475 new cases in Island Health

Total active cases: 3,906

no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada

Total active cases: seven

In the past 24 hours, nine new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,439.

There have been two new health-care facility outbreaks at Surrey Memorial Hospital and Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Lodge (Fraser Health), for a total of 38 facilities with ongoing outbreaks.

From Dec. 30 to Jan. 5, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 17.1% of cases.

From Dec. 23 to Jan. 5, they accounted for 39.3% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Dec. 30 to Jan. 5) – Total 22,512

Not vaccinated: 3,294 (14.6%)

Partially vaccinated: 571 (2.5%)

Fully vaccinated: 18,647 (82.8%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Dec. 23 to Jan. 5) – Total 359

Not vaccinated: 128 (35.7%)

Partially vaccinated: 13 (3.6%)

Fully vaccinated: 218 (60.7%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Dec. 30 to Jan. 5)

Not vaccinated: 480.5

Partially vaccinated: 194.2

Fully vaccinated: 405.7

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Dec. 23 to Jan. 5)

Not vaccinated: 31.2

Partially vaccinated: 10.1

Fully vaccinated: 4.7

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 9,604,331 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

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