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COVID-related hospitalizations rise to 431

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:42 PST, Mon January 10, 2022

There are 431 people hospitalized with an active case of COVID-19 in B.C., 95 of whom are in intensive care. 

The hospitalization tally is up by 82 from Friday’s number and has reached its highest level since early November. In all, 34,551 active cases were reported by B.C. health officials today.

Health officials also reported 6,966 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 283,841 cases.

Of the new cases, 1,067 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 2,672 in the Fraser Health region, 1,249 in the Island Health region, 1,393 in the Interior Health region, 584 in the Northern Health region and one new case of a person who resides outside of Canada.

To date, 9,728,199 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 4,145,023 of those are second doses and 1,197,440 are third doses. 

This means that 92.5 per cent of adults, 92.2 per cent of people aged 12 and older and 88.7 per cent of people aged five and older have received their first dose of a vaccine. In addition, 89.9 per cent of adults, 89.4 per cent of those aged 12 and older and 83.2 per cent of those aged five and older have received two doses; 27.7 per cent of adults and 25.8 per cent of those aged 12-plus have received three doses.

Sadly, there were seven new virus-related deaths reported since Friday, bringing that total to 2,446. Of those who died, three lived in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, three in the Fraser Health region and one in the Northern Health region.

Health authorities reported seven new health-care facility outbreaks and declared two over. Active outbreaks continue at 38 long-term care facilities (including Richmond’s Fraserview Retirement Community), one assisted or independent living facility and four acute care facilities.

From Dec. 31 to Jan. 6, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 17.8 per cent of cases. From Dec. 24 to Jan. 6, they accounted for 38.8 per cent of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Dec. 31 to Jan. 6)—Total 21,845

• Not vaccinated: 3,291 (15.1 per cent)

• Partially vaccinated: 598 (2.7 per cent)

• Fully vaccinated: 17,956 (82.2 per cent)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Dec. 24 to Jan. 6)—Total 404

• Not vaccinated: 144 (35.6 per cent)

• Partially vaccinated: 13 (3.2 per cent)

• Fully vaccinated: 247 (61.1 per cent)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Dec. 31 to Jan. 6)

• Not vaccinated: 482.7

• Partially vaccinated: 201.8

• Fully vaccinated: 390.4

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Dec. 24 to Jan. 6)

• Not vaccinated: 35.5

• Partially vaccinated: 10.2

• Fully vaccinated: 5.3

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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