British Columbia health officials announced on Wednesday that there have been 3,798 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 270,508.
In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that there are 29,967 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, a new high for BC. Of the active cases, 317 individuals are currently hospitalized and 83 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
- Fraser Health: 1,739 new cases, 13,920 total active cases
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 840 new cases, 9,100 total active cases
- Interior Health: 473 new cases, 2,563 total active cases
- Northern Health: 179 new cases, 750 total active cases
- Island Health: 566 new cases, 3,631 total active cases
- Outside of Canada: One new case, three total active cases
There have been no new COVID-19-related deaths, leaving a total of 2,427 deaths in British Columbia.
To date, 88.3% (4,402,649) of eligible people five and older in BC have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83% (4,138,255) have received their second dose.
From December 28 to January 3, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 16.2% of cases, and from December 21 to January 3, they accounted for 51.4% of hospitalizations.
Past week cases (December 28 to January 3) – Total 22,600
- Not vaccinated: 3,127 (13.8%)
- Partially vaccinated: 542 (2.4%)
- Fully vaccinated: 18,931 (83.8%)
Past two weeks cases hospitalized (December 21 to January 3) – Total 173
- Not vaccinated: 84 (48.6%)
- Partially vaccinated: 5 (2.8%)
- Fully vaccinated: 84 (48.6%)
Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (December 28 to January 3)
- Not vaccinated: 465.8
- Partially vaccinated: 148.1
- Fully vaccinated: 412.3
Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (December 21 to January 3)
- Not vaccinated: 19.6
- Partially vaccinated: 4.3
- Fully vaccinated: 1.8