2,542 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. over past 24 hours; 4 more deaths since December 31

OVER the past 24 hours, B.C. is reporting 2,542 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 266,710 cases in the province.

Since December 31, 2021, four new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,427.

The new deaths include:

* Interior Health: one

* Northern Health: one

* Island Health: two

As of Tuesday, 88.3% (4,399,771) of eligible people five and older in B.C. had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83% (4,136,540) have received their second dose.

In addition, 92% (4,264,858) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 89.2% (4,136,309) have received their second dose and 20.7% (961,014) have received a third dose.

Also, 92.4% (3,995,659) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 89.7% (3,880,253) have received their second dose and 22.2% (960,090) have received a third dose.

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 9,460,862 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

From December 23-29, 2021, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 16% of cases, and from December 16-29, they accounted for 55% of hospitalizations.

There are 27,106 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 236,309 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 298 individuals are in hospital and 86 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

* 1,458 new cases in Fraser Health
– Total active cases: 12,729

* 329 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
– Total active cases: 8,274

* 270 new cases in Interior Health
– Total active cases: 2,250

* 125 new cases in Northern Health
– Total active cases: 737

* 360 new cases in Island Health
– Total active cases: 3,113

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

There have been nine new health-care facility outbreaks at Surrey Memorial Hospital, The Residence in Mission, Czorny Alzheimer Centre, Hawthorne Lodge (Fraser Health), Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre, Fraserview Retirement Community, Lakeview Care Centre (Vancouver Coastal Health), Mount Cartier Court (Interior Health) and Victoria General Hospital (Island Health), for a total of 24 facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

* long-term care:
– The Oxford Senior Care Home, Fort Langley Seniors Community, AgeCare Harmony Court, New Vista Care Centre, Chartwell Langley Gardens, Chartwell Carlton Gardens, Chartwell Crescent Gardens, Guildford Seniors Village, The Residence in Mission, Czorny Alzheimer Centre, and Hawthorne Lodge (Fraser Health);

– Kopernik Lodge, Fraserview Retirement Community, and Lakeview Care Centre (Vancouver Coastal Health);

– Ridgeview Lodge, and Mount Cartier Court (Interior Health); and

– Amica Douglas House (Island Health)

* acute care:
– Mission Memorial Hospital, and Surrey Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health);

– Lions Gate Hospital, and Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre (Vancouver Coastal Health); and

– Victoria General Hospital (Island Health)

* assisted or independent living:
– The Waverly Seniors Village (Fraser Health)

* mental health and substance use:
– UBC Hospital – Detwiller Pavillion (Vancouver Coastal Health)