B.C.’s COVID-19 update for January 20
B.C. is today reporting 2,150 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 305,715 cases in the province.
There are 34,835 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 265,765 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 891 COVID-positive individuals are in hospital and 119 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
The new/active cases include:
* 563 new cases in Interior Health (total active cases: 6,067);
* 576 new cases in Fraser Health (total active cases: 16,516);
* 454 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (total active cases: 8,553);
* 203 new cases in Northern Health (total active cases: 1,582);
* 354 new cases in Island Health (total active cases: 2,104).
In the past 24 hours, 15 new deaths have been reported, for a total of 2,520.
The new deaths include two in Interior Health, five in Fraser Health, four in Vancouver Coastal Health and four in Island Health.
There have been eight new health-care facility outbreaks at: Westview Place (Interior Health); Queen’s Park Care Centre, Lakeshore Care Centre, Baillie House, Bevan Lodge (Fraser Health); Fir Park Village, The Summit and Parkwood Court (Island Health).
The outbreaks at Kinsmen Lodge, Chartwell Carlton Gardens, Amica White Rock, Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Lodge, Maple Ridge Seniors Village and Kiwanis Care Centre (Fraser Health) have been declared over, for a total of 58 facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including one at Cranbrook’s Joseph Creek Care Village (Interior Health).
As of Thursday, Jan. 20, 89.4% (4,455,046) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.5% (4,161,148) have received their second dose.
In addition, 92.5% (4,286,419) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 89.8% (4,160,597) have received their second dose and 36.7% (1,700,206) have received a third dose.
Also, 92.8% (4,015,411) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 90.2% (3,902,659) have received their second dose and 39.3% (1,698,882) have received a third dose.
From Jan. 12-18, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 27.0% of cases. From Jan. 5-18, they accounted for 31.0% of hospitalizations.
Past week cases (Jan. 12-18) – Total 14,677
* Not vaccinated: 3,264 (22.2%)
* Partially vaccinated: 703 (4.8%)
* Fully vaccinated: 10,710 (73.0%)
* Not vaccinated: 290 (26.1%)
* Partially vaccinated: 55 (4.9%)
* Fully vaccinated: 767 (69.0%)
Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 12-18)
* Not vaccinated: 420.1
* Partially vaccinated: 191.4
* Fully vaccinated: 302.3
Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 5-18)
* Not vaccinated: 72.1
* Partially vaccinated: 44.5
* Fully vaccinated: 16.5
Since December 2020, the province has administered 10,276,540 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Paediatric COVID-19 vaccines.
Lead image from BC Centre for Disease Control