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COVID-positive hospitalizations fall by over 6% in B.C. in past day

259 new cases, zero deaths

COVID-positive hospitalizations fell by more than six per cent over the past day in B.C.

The provincial government announced Tuesday 259 new coronavirus cases, including 76 in the Interior Health region.

Across B.C., there are 254 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 and 48 in intensive care. In the Interior Health region there are 63 people hospitalized, seven of whom are in critical care.

No new deaths were reported Tuesday.

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: 47
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 63
  • Interior Health: 76
  • Northern Health: 23
  • Island Health: 50

As of Tuesday, 93.4% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 91.0% received their second dose and 57.1% have received a third dose.

From March 14-20, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 16.2% of cases. From March 7-20, they accounted for 26.2% of hospitalizations.

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 14-20)

  • Not vaccinated: 58.0
  • Partially vaccinated: 16.8
  • Fully vaccinated: 25.2

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 7-20

  • Not vaccinated: 22.5
  • Partially vaccinated: 9.1
  • Fully vaccinated: 5.4

Past week cases (March 14-20) - Total 1,403

  • Not vaccinated: 202 (14.4%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 25 (1.8%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,176 (83.8%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (March 7-20) - Total 344

  • Not vaccinated: 80 (23.3%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 10 (2.9%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 254 (73.8%)


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