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Fewer COVID-19 hospitalizations and critical care patients in Interior Health

291 new cases, six deaths

The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. has risen in the past 24 hours, but fewer people were hospitalized and in critical care in Interior Health.

B.C. is reporting 291 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 356,252 cases in the province.

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: 60
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 53
  • Interior Health: 102
  • Northern Health: 19
  • Island Health: 57

In the past 24 hours, six new deaths have been reported, including one death in Interior Health. There were three in Northern Health and one each in Fraser Health and Island Health.

276 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 across the province and 43 are in intensive care. In Interior Health, there were 62 in hospital Wednesday, including six in critical care. That is down from 65 hospitalized and nine in critical care on Tuesday.

As of Wednesday, 93.5% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 91.1% received their second dose and 57.5% have received a third dose.

From March 22-28, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 17.7% of cases. From March 15-28, they accounted for 20.4% of hospitalizations.

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 22-28)

  • Not vaccinated: 73.3
  • Partially vaccinated: 15.8
  • Fully vaccinated: 28.0


Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 15-28)

  • Not vaccinated: 18.6
  • Partially vaccinated: 11.9
  • Fully vaccinated: 6.1

Past week cases (March 22-28) - Total 1,583

  • Not vaccinated: 256 (16.2%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 23 (1.5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,304 (82.3%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (March 15-28) - Total 363

  • Not vaccinated: 61 (16.8%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 13 (3.6%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 289 (79.6%)



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