B.C's provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry during a press conference in Victoria. (Photo - B.C. Govt.)
Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 4,075 new cases of COVID-19, including five epi-linked cases, for a total of 324,615, cases in the province.
Jan. 28-29: 1,725
Jan. 29-30: 1,293
Jan. 30-31: 1,057
There are currently 27,454 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 293,124 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 1,048 COVID-positive individuals are currently in hospital and 138 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
The new/active cases include:
1,225 new cases in Fraser Health
Total active cases: 11,503
645 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
Total active cases: 5,685
1,182 new cases in Interior Health
Total active cases: 7,589
447 new cases in Northern Health
Total active cases: 1,298
575 new cases in Island Health
Total active cases: 1,364
one new case of people who reside outside of Canada
Total active cases: 15
In the past 72 hours, 19 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,616.
There have been eight new health-care facility outbreaks at Kelowna General Hospital, Dr. Andrew Pavilion, Poplar Ridge, Monashee Mews, Noric House, McKinney Place, Glenmore Lodge, Summerland Senior’s Village (Interior Health). The outbreaks at Surrey Memorial Hospital, Peace Arch Hospital, CareLife Fleetwood (Fraser Health), Sun Pointe Village, Hamlets in Vernon (Interior Health), Mount St. Mary, Oyster Harbour and Parkwood Court (Island Health) have been declared over, for a total of 58 facilities with ongoing outbreaks.
From Jan. 21-27, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 26% of cases and from Jan. 14-27, they accounted for 30.6% of hospitalizations.
Past week cases (Jan. 21-27) - Total 12,166
Not vaccinated: 2,549 (21%)
Partially vaccinated: 610 (5%)
Fully vaccinated: 9,007 (74%)
Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Jan. 14-27) - Total 1,333
Not vaccinated: 349 (26.2%)
Partially vaccinated: 59 (4.4%)
Fully vaccinated: 925 (69.4%)
Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 21-27)
Not vaccinated: 430
Partially vaccinated: 180.4
Fully vaccinated: 215.7
Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 14-27)
Not vaccinated: 88.4
Partially vaccinated: 47.8
Fully vaccinated: 19.8
Since December 2020, the Province has administered 10,748,814 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.
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