Victoria, BC (WNews Vancouver) – British Columbia has reported another 3,223 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths in Thursday’s update.
The majority of the cases and hospitalizations are new among the vaccinated with 83.5% cases from fully vaccinated. 58.9% of hospitalizations in the last two weeks have been among the fully vaccinated. The cases and hospitalization have been increasing among the vaccinated over the last month.
The update left B.C. with at least 31,877 active cases province-wide. There were two new deaths in Fraser Health and one in Northern Health.
There are 31,817 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 238,524 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 324 individuals are in hospital and 90 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
The number of active cases in hospitals climbed by seven overnight to 324, while the number in critical or intensive care climbed by seven to 90.
There were also 16 new healthcare outbreaks, including at the Eagle Ridge and Royal Columbian hospitals, along with multiple long-term care facilities.
Of the new cases, 1,538 were in the Fraser Health region, 662 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 408 were in the Interior Health region, 194 in the Northern Health region, 417 were in the Island Health region.
The new/active cases include:
1,538 new cases in Fraser Health
Total active cases: 14,794
662 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
Total active cases: 9,594
408 new cases in Interior Health
Total active cases: 2,807
194 new cases in Northern Health
Total active cases: 850
417 new cases in Island Health
Total active cases: 3,765
four new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
Total active cases: seven
Experts say the province’s daily confirmed case totals now significantly under-count the reality of the Omicron variant-driven spread of COVID-19 in the province, as the testing system is at capacity and PCR tests are being rationed for seniors and at-risk groups.
Earlier Thursday, the independent BC COVID-19 Modelling Group released a report suggesting that without current restrictions, the testing system would detect about 3.6 times as many cases as it is finding.
As of Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, more than 4.4 million British Columbians, 88.4 percent of those eligible and 85 percent of B.C.’s population, had received one dose of vaccine. Of them, more than 4.14 million people, 83.1 percent of those eligible and 80 percent of B.C.’s population have had two doses.
The number of people with a third booster shot surpassed one million Thursday as they have accounted for 22.5 percent of those eligible and 20 percent of B.C.’s population.
Thursday, January 6, 2022 Update in Stats
The new deaths include:
Fraser Health: two
Northern Health: one
There have been 16 new healthcare facility outbreaks at Eagle Ridge Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital, George Derby Centre, White Rock Seniors Village, CareLife Fleetwood, Evergreen Baptist Care Society, Hilton Villa Seniors Community, Kinsmen Lodge, Kiwanis Care Centre (Fraser Health), St. Vincent’s Langara (Vancouver Coastal Health), Aberdeen Hospital, Eden Gardens, Glenwarren Lodge, Kiwanis Village Lodge, Selkirk Seniors Village and Clover Point Care (Island Health), for a total of 37 facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:
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 (Fraser Health);
Kopernik Lodge, Fraserview Retirement Community, Lakeview Care Centre, St. Vincent’s Langara (Vancouver Coastal Health);
Ridgeview Lodge, Mount Cartier Court (Interior Health);
Amica Douglas House, Aberdeen Hospital, Eden Gardens, Glenwarren Lodge, Kiwanis Village Lodge, Selkirk Seniors Village and Clover Point Care (Island Health)
Mission Memorial Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital, Eagle Ridge Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital (Fraser Health); and
Victoria General Hospital (Island Health)
assisted or independent living:
The Waverly Seniors Village (Fraser Health)
From Dec. 29 to Jan. 4, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 16.5% of cases. From Dec. 22 to Jan. 4, they accounted for 41.1% of hospitalizations.
Past week cases (Dec. 29 to Jan. 4) – Total 23,282
Not vaccinated: 3,286 (14.1%)
Partially vaccinated: 548 (2.4%)
Fully vaccinated: 19,448 (83.5%)
Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Dec. 22 to Jan. 4) – Total 333
Not vaccinated: 125 (37.5%)
Partially vaccinated: 12 (3.6%)
Fully vaccinated: 196 (58.9%)
Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Dec. 29 to Jan. 4)
Not vaccinated: 487.9
Partially vaccinated: 191.7
Fully vaccinated: 423.2
Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Dec. 22 to Jan. 4)
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