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Posted: January 10, 2022

B.C.’s COVID-19 update for January 10

Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 6,966 new cases of COVID-19, including four epi-linked cases, for a total of 283,841 cases in the province: Jan. 7-8 – 2,573 new cases; Jan. 8-9 – 2,287 new cases; and Jan. 9-10 – 2,106 new cases.

There are 34,551 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 243,953 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 431 individuals are in hospital and 95 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

* 1,393 new cases in Interior Health (total active cases: 4,102);

* 2,672 new cases in Fraser Health (total active cases: 15,491);

* 1,067 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (total active cases: 9,996);

* 584 new cases in Northern Health (total active cases: 1,139);

* 1,249 new cases in Island Health (total active cases: 3,821).

In the past 72 hours, seven new deaths have been reported, for a total of 2,446.

There have been seven new health-care facility outbreaks at Morgan Place, Maple Ridge Seniors Village, Dania Home, Amica White Rock (Fraser Health), German Canadian Benevolent Society Home, Crofton Manor (Vancouver Coastal Health) and Sun Pointe Village (Interior Health). The outbreaks at Guildford Seniors Village (Fraser Health) and Victoria General Hospital (Island Health) have been declared over, for a total of 43 facilities with ongoing outbreaks.

As of Monday, Jan. 10, 88.7% (4,423,328) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.2% (4,145,023) have received their second dose.

In addition, 92.2% (4,271,751) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 89.4% (4,144,682) received their second dose and 25.8% (1,197,440) have received a third dose.

Also, 92.5% (4,001,930) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 89.9% (3,887,908) received their second dose and 27.7% (1,196,380) have received a third dose.

From Dec. 31 to Jan. 6, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 17.8% of cases. From Dec. 24 to Jan. 6, they accounted for 38.8% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Dec. 31 to Jan. 6) – Total 21,845

* Not vaccinated: 3,291 (15.1%)

* Partially vaccinated: 598 (2.7%)

* Fully vaccinated: 17,956 (82.2%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Dec. 24 to Jan. 6) – Total 404

* Not vaccinated: 144 (35.6%)

* Partially vaccinated: 13 (3.2%)

* Fully vaccinated: 247 (61.1%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Dec. 31 to Jan. 6)

* Not vaccinated: 482.7

* Partially vaccinated: 201.8

* Fully vaccinated: 390.4

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Dec. 24 to Jan. 6)

* Not vaccinated: 35.5

* Partially vaccinated: 10.2

* Fully vaccinated: 5.3

Since December 2020, the province has administered 9,728,199 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

Lead image: Cranbrook’s Immunization Clinic today moved to Baker Street Medical Mall (Unit 320 1311 2nd Street North). Carrie Schafer/e-KNOW photo

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