COVID-positive hospitalizations fell by more than two per cent over the past day.
The provincial government announced 199 new COVID-19 cases, including 72 in the Interior Health region, over the past 24 hours.
Across B.C., there are 290 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 and 46 are in intensive care.
There were six new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, in the Fraser and Island health regions
The new cases include:
- Fraser Health: 52
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 18
- Interior Health: 72
- Northern Health: 14
- Island Health: 43
No new healthcare facility outbreaks were declared Friday, and there remains seven active outbreaks across the province.
In the past 24 hours, 4,769 doses of the vaccine were administered in B.C. As of Friday, 93.4% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 90.9% received their second dose and 56.9% have received a third dose.
From March 10-16, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 17.2% of cases and from March 3-16, they accounted for 26.2% of hospitalizations.
Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 10-16)
- Not vaccinated: 66.5
- Partially vaccinated: 18.0
- Fully vaccinated: 28.2
Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 3-16)
- Not vaccinated: 30.4
- Partially vaccinated: 12.3
- Fully vaccinated: 6.9
Past week cases (March 10-16) - Total 1,574
- Not vaccinated: 239 (15.2%)
- Partially vaccinated: 32 (2.0%)
- Fully vaccinated: 1,303 (82.8%)
Past two weeks cases hospitalized (March 3-16) - Total 439
- Not vaccinated: 102 (23.2%)
- Partially vaccinated: 13 (3.0%)
- Fully vaccinated: 324 (73.8%)