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Single-day COVID-19 deaths high in B.C.

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:51 PST, Wed January 26, 2022

Twenty-one people have died due to COVID-19 in B.C. in the last 24 hours, a 13-month high.

Of those who died, six lived in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 10 in the Fraser Health region and five in the Island Health region. In all, 2,575 people have died due to COVID-19 in B.C. since the pandemic began.

Health officials also reported 2,086 new cases of COVID-19 today. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 316,873 cases. The numbers of total and new cases are provisional due to a delayed data refresh and will be verified once confirmed, according to a B.C. government news release.

Of the new cases, 464 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 780 in the Fraser Health region, 219 in the Island Health region, 455 in the Interior Health region, 168 in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 30,058 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 949 COVID-positive individuals are in hospital, 136 of whom are in intensive care. 

To date, 10,551,666 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 4,168,816 of those are second doses and 1,954,292 are third doses. 

This means that 93.0 per cent of adults, 92.6 per cent of people aged 12 and older and 89.7 per cent of people aged five and older have received their first dose of a vaccine. In addition, 90.4 per cent of adults, 89.9 per cent of those aged 12 and older and 83.6 per cent of those aged five and older have received two doses; 45.1 per cent of adults and 42.2 per cent of those aged 12-plus have received three doses.

Health authorities reported five new health-care facility outbreaks and declared seven over. Active outbreaks continue at 49 long-term care facilities, one assisted or independent living facility and 11 acute care facilities.

From Jan. 18 to 24, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 28.2 per cent of cases. From Jan. 11 to 24, they accounted for 29.9 per cent of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Jan. 18 to 24)—Total 13,400

• Not vaccinated: 2,996 (22.4 per cent)

• Partially vaccinated: 778 (5.8 per cent)

• Fully vaccinated: 9,626 (71.8 per cent)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Jan. 11 to 24)—Total 1,328

• Not vaccinated: 334 (25.2 per cent)

• Partially vaccinated: 63 (4.7 per cent)

• Fully vaccinated: 931 (70.1 per cent)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 18 to 24)

• Not vaccinated: 410.5

• Partially vaccinated: 201.6

• Fully vaccinated: 233.9

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 11 to 24)

• Not vaccinated: 85.2

• Partially vaccinated: 51.4

• Fully vaccinated: 20.0

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing centre near you: http://www.bccdc.ca/ or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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