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COVID-19: Province saw 1,776 new cases Wednesday; 197 in Northern Health region

VICTORIA – As of Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, 90% (4,483,908) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 84.1% (4,191,488) have received their second dose.

In addition, 92.8% (4,300,403) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 90.1% (4,176,902) received their second dose and 47% (2,178,899) have received a third dose.

Also, 93.1% (4,028,100) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 90.6% (3,917,417) received their second dose and 50.3% (2,176,872) have received a third dose.

B.C. is reporting 1,776 new cases of COVID-19, including four new epi-linked cases, for a total of 327,625 cases in the province.

There are 25,959 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 297,682 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 988 COVID-positive individuals are in hospital and 136 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

* 507 new cases in Fraser Health
* Total active cases: 10,360

* 248 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
* Total active cases: 5,221

* 602 new cases in Interior Health
* Total active cases: 7,664

* 197 new cases in Northern Health
* Total active cases: 1,104

* 222 new cases in Island Health
* Total active cases: 1,593

* no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
* Total active cases: 17

In the past 24 hours, 18 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,643.

The new deaths include:

* Fraser Health: four

* Vancouver Coastal Health: seven

* Interior Health: one

* Island Health: six

New guidelines have been posted on long-term care and acute-care outbreak management and declaration.
For updated long-term care outbreak management protocols, visit:
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-professionals/clinical-resources/covid-19-care/clinical-care/long-term-care-facilities-assisted-living
For updated acute-care outbreak management protocols, visit:
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-professionals/clinical-resources/covid-19-care/clinical-care/hospital-and-critical-care.

There are no new health-care facility outbreaks. The outbreak at Veterans Memorial Lodge has been declared over, for a total of 54 facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

* long-term care:
* George Derby Centre, Cascade Lodge, Mountain View Manor, Queen’s Park Care Centre, Royal City Manor, Residence at Clayton Heights (Fraser Health)

* Evergreen House, Louis Brier Home and Hospital (Vancouver Coastal Health)

* Lakeview Lodge, Heritage Square, Village at Smith Creek, Westview Place, Pinegrove Care Centre, Mariposa Gardens, Joseph Creek Care Village, Hamlets at Penticton, Mount Ida Mews, Cottonwoods Care Centre, Dr. Andrew Pavillion, Poplar Ridge, Monashee Mews, Noric House, McKinney Place, Glenmore Lodge (Interior Health)

* Eden Gardens, Glenwarren Lodge, Kiwanis Village Lodge, Saanich Peninsula Hospital – long-term care, Dufferin Place, Beacon Hill Villa, Salvation Army Sunset Lodge, James Bay Care Centre, Sunset Lodge, Eagle Ridge Manor, Fir Park Village, The Summit, Echo Village, Arrowsmith Lodge, Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence, Woodgrove Manor, Amica on the Gorge, The Gardens at Qualicum Beach, Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens, Berwick on The Lake (Island Health)

* acute care:
* Langley Memorial Hospital, Laurel Place, Queen’s Park Care Centre (Fraser Health)

* Victoria General Hospital, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Cowichan District Hospital (Island Health)

* Kelowna General Hospital (Interior Health)

* assisted or independent living:
* Crestview Village, Summerland Senior’s Village (Interior Health)

* Nanaimo Seniors Village (Island Health)

From Jan. 25-31, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 25.2% of cases.
From Jan. 18-31, they accounted for 31.7% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Jan. 25-31) – Total 10,926

* Not vaccinated: 2,225 (20.4%)

* Partially vaccinated: 529 (4.8%)

* Fully vaccinated: 8,172 (74.8%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Jan. 18-31) – Total 1,197

* Not vaccinated: 320 (26.7%)

* Partially vaccinated: 60 (5.0%)

* Fully vaccinated: 817 (68.3%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 25-31)

* Not vaccinated: 426.5

* Partially vaccinated: 171.8

* Fully vaccinated: 231.3

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 18-31)

* Not vaccinated: 81.1

* Partially vaccinated: 48.9

* Fully vaccinated: 17.5

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 10,811,962 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

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