Five deaths due to COVID in B.C.; 1,318 new cases

Five deaths due to COVID in B.C.; 1,318 new cases
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Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provide an update on COVID-19 on February 9, 2022.

Health officials in B.C. say there were five COVID-related deaths since the last update, and 1,318 new cases.

Two of the deaths were in Island Health, two in Interior Health, and one in Northern Health.

There are 199 new confirmed cases of COVID in Island Health.

As of today, the province will not be providing information about the number of active cases in the province, or by health authority.

Yesterday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said this is because they no longer accurately reflect the actual number due to low testing rates in the province.

READ MORE: Province to reveal updated COVID-19 response next week: Henry

In the other health authorities, there are 444 new confirmed cases in Interior Health, 275 in Fraser Health, 232 in Northern Health, 168 in Vancouver Coastal Health, and no new cases in people who normally reside outside of Canada.

There are 867 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province and 138 are in intensive care.

There are no new healthcare outbreaks in Island Health.

From Feb. 2 to 8, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 23.7 per cent of cases. From Jan. 26 to Feb. 8, they accounted for 31.5 per cent of hospitalizations.

Only 9.7 per cent of people five and older have not received any vaccine, 84.9 have received two doses of a vaccine.

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 11,043,787 doses of COVID vaccines.

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