B.C.’s COVID-19 update for February 18
B.C. is today reporting 692 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 343,631 cases in the province.
There are 733 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 and 113 are in intensive care.
In the past 24 hours, five new deaths have been reported, for a total of 2,786.
The new cases include:
* Interior Health: 217
* Fraser Health: 157
* Vancouver Coastal Health: 75
* Northern Health: 138
* Island Health: 105
There have been two new health-care facility outbreaks at Langley Memorial Hospital and Menno Home (Fraser Health). The outbreak at Queen’s Park Care Centre (Fraser Health) has been declared over, for a total of 33 facilities with ongoing outbreaks.
As of Friday, Feb. 18, 90.5% (4,509,718) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 85.6% (4,266,168) have received their second dose.
In addition, 93.2% (4,318,206) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 90.6% (4,197,759) received their second dose and 53.9% (2,497,228) have received a third dose.
Also, 93.5% (4,044,520) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 91.0% (3,936,253) received their second dose and 56.2% (2,432,537) have received a third dose.
B.C. is preparing for rapid test distribution to the public, starting first with seniors and depending on availability. Details on this plan will be outlined during next week’s media briefing.
From Feb. 10-16, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 22.1% of cases. From Feb. 3-16, they accounted for 32.0% of hospitalizations.
Past week cases (Feb. 10-16) – Total 5,277
* Not vaccinated: 974 (18.5%)
* Partially vaccinated: 189 (3.6%)
* Fully vaccinated: 4,114 (77.9%)
Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Feb. 3-16) – Total 851
* Not vaccinated: 238 (28.0%)
* Partially vaccinated: 34 (4.0%)
* Fully vaccinated: 579 (68.0%)
Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Feb. 10-16)
* Not vaccinated: 238.6
* Partially vaccinated: 85.0
* Fully vaccinated: 90.7
Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Feb. 3-16)
* Not vaccinated: 65.0
* Partially vaccinated: 30.3
* Fully vaccinated: 12.3
Since December 2020, the province has administered 11,216,953 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.
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