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COVID-positive hospitalizations stop falling in B.C.

269 new cases, one death

COVID-positive hospitalizations crept upwards by 1.5 per cent in B.C. in the past day.

The provincial government announced Wednesday 269 new cases, including 73 in Interior Health.

Across B.C., there are 258 (up from 254) individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, and 49 in intensive care. There are 58 people hospitalized in the BC Interior, six of whom are in critical care.

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: 49
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 51
  • Interior Health: 73
  • Northern Health: 43
  • Island Health: 53

In the past 24 hours, one new death (Northern Health) has been reported, for an overall total of 2,975.

As of Wednesday, 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 15-21, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 16.0% of cases. From March 8-21, they accounted for 26.3% of hospitalizations.

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 15-21)

  • Not vaccinated: 60.4
  • Partially vaccinated: 18.2
  • Fully vaccinated: 25.5

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 8-21)

  • Not vaccinated: 23.8
  • Partially vaccinated: 11.7
  • Fully vaccinated: 5.8

Past week cases (March 15-21) - Total 1,416

  • Not vaccinated: 203 (14.3%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 24 (1.7%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,189 (84.0%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (March 8-21) - Total 369

  • Not vaccinated: 84 (22.8%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 13 (3.5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 272 (73.7%)


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