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Richmond COVID-19 cases down slightly last week

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:27 PST, Thu January 27, 2022

Last Updated: 3:31 PST, Thu January 27, 2022

Last week (Jan. 16 to 22) there were 273 COVID-19 cases in Richmond, according to data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. 

This is down from 302 the previous week (Jan. 9 to 15). The province continues to recommend that most people with mild symptoms do not need a test.

B.C. health officials reported 2,033 new cases of COVID-19 today. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 318,906 cases.

Of the new cases, 378 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 685 in the Fraser Health region, 266 in the Island Health region, 539 in the Interior Health region, 165 in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

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. The release also noted that the update on cases and hospitalizations by vaccination status is unavailable today due to a delayed refresh in data.

There are 29,556 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 977 COVID-positive individuals are in hospital, 141 of whom are in intensive care. 

To date, 10,596,211 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 4,171,956 of those are second doses and 1,993,191 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, 90.0 per cent of those aged 12 and older and 83.7 per cent of those aged five and older have received two doses; 46.0 per cent of adults and 43.0 per cent of those aged 12-plus have received three doses.

Sadly, there were 13 new virus-related deaths reported today, bringing that total to 2,588. Of those who died, four lived in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, seven in the Fraser Health region, one in the Island Health region and one in the Interior Health region.

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

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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