B.C.’s COVID-19 update for January 14
B.C. is today reporting 2,275 new cases of COVID-19, including five epi-linked cases, for a total of 293,521 cases in the province.
There are 35,943 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 251,846 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 646 COVID-positive individuals are in hospital and 95 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
Note that the source of “Currently in Hospital” figures has been changed to bed census data starting today, as per this morning’s news conference. Currently in Hospital figures are reported by the hospital in which the patient is hospitalized, rather than the patient’s residence. There are 18 patients in Provincial Health Services Authority who are included in total hospitalizations.
The new/active cases include:
* 412 new cases in Interior Health (total active cases: 4,916);
* 813 new cases in Fraser Health (total active cases: 17,256);
* 523 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (total active cases: 9,397);
* 227 new cases in Northern Health (total active cases: 1,346);
* 297 new cases in Island Health (total active cases: 3,016).
In the past 24 hours, six deaths have been reported, for a total of 2,468, including two in Interior Health.
There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Royal Jubilee Hospital (Island Health). The outbreaks at Czorny Alzheimer Centre, Fort Langley Seniors Community, The Residence in Mission, Dania Home, White Rock Seniors Village (Fraser Health), Fraserview Retirement Community, Lakeview Care Centre and Crofton Manor (Vancouver Coastal Health) have been declared over, for a total of 46 facilities with ongoing outbreaks.
As of Friday, Jan. 14, 89% (4,436,446) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.3% (4,152,386) have received their second dose.
In addition, 92.3% (4,278,594) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 89.6% (4,151,964) have received their second dose and 30.5% (1,412,008) have received a third dose.
Also, 92.7% (4,008,308) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 90.0% (3,894,687) received their second dose and 32.6% (1,410,852) have received a third dose.
From Jan. 6-12, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 21.5% of cases. From Dec. 30 to Jan. 12, they accounted for 34.2% of hospitalizations.
Past week cases (Jan. 6-12) – Total 17,304
* Not vaccinated: 3,105 (17.9%)
* Partially vaccinated: 630 (3.6%)
* Fully vaccinated: 13,569 (78.5%)
Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Dec. 30 to Jan. 12) – Total 750
* Not vaccinated: 221 (29.5%)
* Partially vaccinated: 35 (4.7%)
* Fully vaccinated: 494 (65.8%)
Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 6-12)
* Not vaccinated: 453.5
* Partially vaccinated: 197.7
* Fully vaccinated: 396.9
Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Dec. 30 to Jan. 12)
* Not vaccinated: 53.8
* Partially vaccinated: 26.9
* Fully vaccinated: 10.6
Since December 2020, the Province has administered 9,962,096 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.
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