May 26, 2022

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COVID-19 pandemic update | BC Gov News

As of Friday, March 25, 2022, 90.8% (4,526,941) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 87.2% (4,344,849) have received their second dose.

In addition, 93.4% (4,330,844) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 91.0% (4,218,752) received their second dose and 57.3% (2,654,589) have received a third dose.

Also, 93.8% (4,055,879) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 91.4% (3,954,301) received their second dose and 59.0% (2,553,879) have received a third dose.

B.C. is reporting 218 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 355,092 cases in the province.

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: 45
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 28
  • Interior Health: 80
  • Northern Health: 18
  • Island Health: 47
  • People who reside outside of Canada: zero

There are 260 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 and 50 are in intensive care.

In the past 24 hours, two new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,983.

The new deaths include:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: one
  • Northern Health: one

There have been three new health-care facility outbreaks at Amica Douglas House, Acacia Ty Mawr and Sunridge Place Seniors (Island Health), for a total of seven facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

  • long-term care:
    • Hillside Village (Interior Health)
    • The Heights at Mt. View, Selkirk Seniors Village, Amica Douglas House, Acacia Ty Mawr and Sunridge Place Seniors (Island Health)
  • acute care:
    • Surrey Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health)
  • assisted or independent living:

From March 17-23, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 15.8% of cases.
From March 10-23, they accounted for 26.2% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (March 17-23) – Total 1,485

  • Not vaccinated: 211 (14.2%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 24 (1.6%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,250 (84.2%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (March 10-23) – Total 386

  • Not vaccinated: 84 (21.8%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 17 (4.4%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 285 (73.8%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 17-23)

  • Not vaccinated: 60.6
  • Partially vaccinated: 18.0
  • Fully vaccinated: 26.7

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 10-23)

  • Not vaccinated: 23.9
  • Partially vaccinated: 15.5
  • Fully vaccinated: 6.0

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 11,468,257 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

For rapid tests for people 18+ at pharmacies, visit: http://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022HLTH0095-000409

For the March 10, 2022, announcement on lifting COVID-19 restrictions, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022HLTH0081-000324

For information on when to get a COVID-19 test: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/testing/when-to-get-a-covid-19-test

For information on COVID-19 treatments including Paxlovid: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/about-covid-19/treatments

For information on booster doses, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/booster

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/children

For information on a third dose for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/register#immunocompromised

To learn about how B.C. counts its daily COVID-19 cases in hospitals, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0058-001844

To learn about the BC Vaccine Card and how to access yours, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html

Detailed data is posted daily on the BCCDC dashboard: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data or: www.bccdc.ca

For the provincial health officer’s orders and guidance, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/current-health-topics/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

For guidance on restrictions, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions

The latest 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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