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BC surpasses 2,500 deaths with 13 reported Wednesday

The province hit a grim COVID-19 milestone as 2,505 COVID-19 deaths have been reported since the start of the pandemic.

This comes as the province reported 13 new deaths today (Wednesday).

2,387 new cases of COVID-19 were reported today, and the province is down to 35,770 active cases.

Of the active cases, a record 895 COVID-positive individuals are currently in hospital, 115 of them are in intensive care.

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Northern Health took a jump in cases, as 260 new cases were reported in the region. There are now 1,504 active cases in the region.

92.4% of eligible people 12 and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, 89.7% have received a second, and 35.5% have received a third.

The new/active cases include:

  • 814 new cases in Fraser Health
    Total active cases: 17,441
  • 487 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
    Total active cases: 8,945
  • 550 new cases in Interior Health
    Total active cases: 5,769
  • 260 new cases in Northern Health
    Total active cases: 1,504
  • 275 new cases in Island Health
    Total active cases: 2,095
  • one new case of a person who resides outside of Canada
    Total active cases: 16

In the past 24 hours, 13 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,505.

The new deaths include:

  • Fraser Health: six
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: four
  • Interior Health: one
  • Island Health: two

From Jan. 11-17, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 25.9% of cases and from Jan. 4-17, they accounted for 31.8% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Jan. 11-17) – Total 14,934

  • Not vaccinated: 3,208 (21.5%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 662 (4.4%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 11,064 (74.1%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Jan. 4-17) – Total 1,062

  • Not vaccinated: 286 (26.9%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 52 (4.9%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 724 (68.2%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 11-17)

  • Not vaccinated: 428.5
  • Partially vaccinated: 186.4
  • Fully vaccinated: 311.5

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 4-17)

  • Not vaccinated: 70.5
  • Partially vaccinated: 41.4
  • Fully vaccinated: 15.5

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 10,217,498 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

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