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COVID-19: B.C. sees 216 new cases; 15 in Northern Health region

VICTORIA – As of Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 90.9% (4,530,329) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 87.5% (4,359,332) have received their second dose.

In addition, 93.5% (4,333,488) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 91.1% (4,223,424) received their second dose and 57.8% (2,679,288) have received a third dose.

Also, 93.8% (4,058,313) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 91.5% (3,958,373) received their second dose and 59.5% (2,574,997) have received a third dose.

B.C. is reporting 216 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 357,974 cases in the province.

Note: The numbers of total and new cases are provisional and will be updated when verified in the weekly report starting Thursday, April 7, 2022.

The new cases include:

* Fraser Health: 55

* Vancouver Coastal Health: 31

* Interior Health: 76

* Northern Health: 15

* Island Health: 39

* People who reside outside of Canada: zero

There are 329 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 and 37 are in intensive care.

Note: An update on number of deaths related to COVID-19 will be provided on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. The outbreak at Surrey Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health) has been declared over, for a total of 11 facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

* long-term care:
* Monashee Mews, Parkview Place, Overlander (Interior Health)

* The Heights at Mt. View, Selkirk Seniors Village, Amica Douglas House, Acacia Ty Mawr, Sunridge Place Seniors and Ayre Manor (Island Health)

* acute care:
* Burnaby Hospital (Fraser Health) and Cowichan District Hospital (Island Health)

* assisted or independent living:
* none

As of April 6, people not vaccinated accounted for 12% of the B.C. population, while they account for 19% of COVID-19 critical care patients in hospital.

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 11,511,781 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

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