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COVID-positive hospitalizations increase by 4% in BC

1,975 new cases, 2 deaths

COVID-positive hospitalizations inched upwards by more than four per cent Tuesday.

The provincial government announced 1,975 new coronavirus cases, bringing the province’s active caseload to 37,167. Of the active cases, 854 COVID-positive individuals are in hospital and 112 are in intensive care.

On Monday there were 819 COVID-positive individuals in hospital and 99 are in intensive care.

There were 478 new cases reported in Interior Health, which has an active caseload of 5,580, where 90 people are in hospital and 13 in critical care.

The new/active cases include:

  • 731 new cases in Fraser Health — Total active cases: 18,271
  • 503 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health — Total active cases: 9,727
  • 478 new cases in Interior Health — Total active cases: 5,580
  • 88 new cases in Northern Health — Total active cases: 1,374
  • 175 new cases in Island Health — Total active cases: 2,200

As of Tuesday, 89.3% of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.4% have received their second dose.

In the past 24 hours, two new deaths (Fraser Health) have been reported, for an overall total of 2,492.

From Jan. 10-16, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 24.9% of cases. From Jan. 3-16, they accounted for 32.3% of hospitalizations.

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 10-16)

  • Not vaccinated: 412.5
  • Partially vaccinated: 179.8
  • Fully vaccinated: 318.1

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 3-16)

  • Not vaccinated: 52.3
  • Partially vaccinated: 34.1
  • Fully vaccinated: 11.6

Past week cases (Jan. 10-16) - Total 14,922

  • Not vaccinated: 3,086 (20.7%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 629 (4.2%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 11,207 (75.1%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Jan. 3-16) - Total 796

  • Not vaccinated: 215 (27.0%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 42 (5.3%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 539 (67.7%)


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