B.C. reports 2,275 new cases of COVID-19; 297 in Island Health

B.C. reports 2,275 new cases of COVID-19; 297 in Island Health
Government of B.C.

B.C. health officials are announcing 2,275 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province since the last update.

There have been six new deaths: one in Island Health, three in Fraser Health and two in Interior Health.

In Island Health there are 297 new cases, and 3,016 active cases in the region.

The province has 35,943 active cases.

There are 646 COVID-positive individuals are in hospital and 95 are in intensive care.

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The statement released by the province notes there is a jump in hospitalization as they made a change to how they report data. Now hospitalizations include the “bed census data” which refers to how many people in hospital have COVID. Previously, the reported number only included people who were admitted to hospital due to COVID.

Now if someone is admitted to hospital for another reason, then tests positive for COVID-19 during their stay, they are included in the hospitalizations number.

Island Health has one new healthcare facility outbreak in Royal Jubilee Hospital.

In the province, from Jan. 6 to 12, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 21.5 per cent of cases, and from Dec. 30 to Jan. 12, they accounted for 34.2 per cent of hospitalizations.

The total number of new cases for the other health authorities are 813 new cases in Fraser Health, 532 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 412 in Interior Health, 227 in Northern Health, and three new cases in people who normally reside outside Canada.

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 9,962,096 doses of COVID vaccines.

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