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COVID-19 spreading rapidly in BC health-care facilities

British Columbia is reporting 3,223 new cases of COVID-19, this brings the total number of active cases in the province to 31,817.

Of the new/active cases, this is where they are coming from in each region:

  • Fraser Health: 1,538 new cases (14,794 active)
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 662 new cases (9,594 active)
  • Island Health: 417 new cases (3,765 active)
  • Interior Health: 408 new cases (2,807 active)
  • Northern Health: 194 new cases (850 active)
  • Four new cases of people who reside outside of Canada (seven active)

There are currently 324 people in hospital, with 90 of those individuals in intensive care.

In the past 24 hours, three new deaths were reported which brings the provincial pandemic death toll to 2,430.

Two of the deaths were reported in Fraser Health, while one was reported in Northern Health.


An additional 16 COVID-19 outbreaks have been discovered at health-care facilities across the province, which brings the active total up to a whopping 37.

  • Fraser Health: The Oxford Senior Care Home, Fort Langley Seniors Community, AgeCare Harmony Court, New Vista Care Centre, Chartwell Langley Gardens, Chartwell Carlton Gardens, Chartwell Crescent Gardens, Guildford Seniors Village, The Residence in Mission, Czorny Alzheimer Centre, Hawthorne Lodge, George Derby Centre, White Rock Seniors Village, CareLife Fleetwood, Evergreen Baptist Care Society, Hilton Villa Seniors Community, Kinsmen Lodge, Kiwanis Care Centre, Mission Memorial Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital, Eagle Ridge Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital, The Waverly Seniors Village
  • Island Health: Amica Douglas House, Aberdeen Hospital, Eden Gardens, Glenwarren Lodge, Kiwanis Village Lodge, Selkirk Seniors Village, Clover Point Care, Victoria General Hospital
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: Kopernik Lodge, Fraserview Retirement Community, Lakeview Care Centre, St. Vincent’s Langara
  • Interior Health: Ridgeview Lodge, Mount Cartier Court

In the past week (Dec. 29 to Jan. 4) this is how cases broke down from unvaccinated to vaccinated:

  • Not vaccinated: 3,286 (14.1%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 548 (2.4%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 19,448 (83.5%)

Over the past two weeks (Dec. 22 to Jan. 4) this is how cases hospitalized broke down from unvaccinated to vaccinated:

  • Not vaccinated: 125 (37.5%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 12 (3.6%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 196 (58.9%)

Since December 2020, the province has administered 9,552,369 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

From the eligible people five and older in the province, 88.4% (4,406,651) have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 83.1% (4,140,207) have received a second dose.

Of the eligible people 12 and older in BC, 92.1% (4,267,843) have received their first dose of vaccine, 89.3% (4,139,941) have received their second dose and 22.5% (1,042,480) have received a third dose.

Also, 92.4% (3,998,399) of all eligible adults in BC have received their first dose, 89.8% (3,883,599) have received their second dose and 24.1% (1,041,515) have received a third dose.



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