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 4,997 new cases of COVID-19, including three epi-linked cases, for a total of 313,076 cases in the province:
Jan. 21-22: 2,163 new cases
Jan. 22-23: 1,489 new cases
Jan. 23-24: 1,345 new cases
There are 31,822 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 276,529 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 987 COVID-positive individuals are in hospital and 129 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
The new/active cases include:
1,702 new cases in Fraser Health
Total active cases: 14,431
862 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
Total active cases: 7,256
1,251 new cases in Interior Health
Total active cases: 7,021
555 new cases in Northern Health
Total active cases: 1,566
626 new cases in Island Health
Total active cases: 1,544
one new case of a person who resides outside of Canada
Total active cases: four
In the past 72 hours, 24 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,553.
There have been six new health-care facility outbreaks at Evergreen House, Louis Brier Home and Hospital (Vancouver Coastal Health), Hamlets at Penticton, Mount Ida Mews, Crestview Village (Interior Health) and Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence (Island Health). The outbreaks at CareLife Fleetwood, Morgan Place (Fraser Health), St. Vincent’s Langara (Vancouver Coastal Health) and The Heights at Mt. View (Island Health) have been declared over, for a total of 64 facilities with ongoing outbreaks.
From Jan. 14-20, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 28.5% of cases. From Jan. 7-20, they accounted for 30.6% of hospitalizations.
Past week cases (Jan. 14-20) - Total 14,382
Not vaccinated: 3,317 (23.1%)
Partially vaccinated: 778 (5.4%)
Fully vaccinated: 10,287 (71.5%)
Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Jan. 7-20) - Total 1,256
Not vaccinated: 325 (25.9%)
Partially vaccinated: 59 (4.7%)
Fully vaccinated: 872 (69.4%)
Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 14-20)
Not vaccinated: 418.2
Partially vaccinated: 197.6
Fully vaccinated: 253.1
Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 7-20)
Not vaccinated: 81.7
Partially vaccinated: 48.4
Fully vaccinated: 18.7
Since December 2020, the Province has administered 10,466,993 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.
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