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Posted: January 13, 2022

B.C.’s COVID-19 update for January 13

B.C. is today reporting 2,554 new cases of COVID-19, including six epi-linked cases, for a total of 291,246 cases in the province.

There are 36,049 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 249,458 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 534 individuals are in hospital and 102 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

* 462 new cases in Interior Health (total active cases: 4,882);

* 885 new cases in Fraser Health (total active cases: 16,972);

* 485 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (total active cases: 9,762);

* 304 new cases in Northern Health (total active cases: 1,231);

* 412 new cases in Island Health (total active cases: 3,193).

In the past 24 hours, seven new deaths have been reported, for a total of 2,462.

There have been five new health-care facility outbreaks at Lakeview Lodge, Hamlets in Vernon, Brocklehurst Gemstone (Interior Health), Dufferin Place and Beacon Hill Villa (Island Health). The outbreak at Aberdeen Hospital (Island Health) has been declared over, for a total of 53 facilities with ongoing outbreaks.

As of Thursday, Jan. 13, 88.9% (4,433,294) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.3% (4,150,713) have received their second dose.

In addition, 92.3% (4,277,097) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 89.5% (4,150,305) received their second dose and 29.2% (1,352,152) have received a third dose.

Also, 92.6% (4,006,935) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 90.0% (3,893,147) received their second dose and 31.2% (1,351,017) have received a third dose.

From Jan. 5-11, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 21.0% of cases. From Dec. 29 to Jan. 11, they accounted for 34.5% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Jan. 5-11) – Total 18,062

* Not vaccinated: 3,160 (17.5%)

* Partially vaccinated: 637 (3.5%)

* Fully vaccinated: 14,265 (79.0%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Dec. 29 to Jan. 11) – Total 677

* Not vaccinated: 206 (30.4%)

* Partially vaccinated: 28 (4.1%)

* Fully vaccinated: 443 (65.4%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 5-11)

* Not vaccinated: 470.1

* Partially vaccinated: 198.4

* Fully vaccinated: 309.3

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Dec. 29 to Jan. 11)

* Not vaccinated: 49.7

* Partially vaccinated: 22.8

* Fully vaccinated: 9.5

Since December 2020, the province has administered 9,897,611 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

Lead image: COVID-19 cases across B.C. from January 2 – 8. Maps/information courtesy BC Centre for Disease Control

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