2,573+2,287+2,106 new cases of COVID-19 and 7 more deaths since Friday

OVER a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 6,966 new cases of COVID-19, including four epi-linked cases, for a total of 283,841 cases in the province:

* January 7-8: 2,573 new cases

* January 8-9: 2,287 new cases

* January 9-10: 2,106 new cases

In the past 72 hours, seven new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,446.

The new deaths include:

* Fraser Health: three

* Vancouver Coastal Health: three

* Northern Health: one

As of Monday, 88.7% (4,423,328) of eligible people five and older in B.C. had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.2% (4,145,023) had received their second dose.

In addition, 92.2% (4,271,751) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 89.4% (4,144,682) have received their second dose and 25.8% (1,197,440) have received a third dose.

Also, 92.5% (4,001,930) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 89.9% (3,887,908) have received their second dose and 27.7% (1,196,380) have received a third dose.

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 9,728,199 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

From December 31 to January 6, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 17.8% of cases. From December 24 to January 6, they accounted for 38.8% of hospitalizations.

There are 34,551 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 243,953 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 431 individuals are in hospital and 95 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

* 2,672 new cases in Fraser Health
– Total active cases: 15,491

* 1,067 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
– Total active cases: 9,996

* 1,393 new cases in Interior Health
– Total active cases: 4,102

* 584 new cases in Northern Health
– Total active cases: 1,139

* 1,249 new cases in Island Health
– Total active cases: 3,821

* one new case of a person who resides outside of Canada
– Total active cases: two

There have been seven new health-care facility outbreaks at Morgan Place, Maple Ridge Seniors Village, Dania Home, Amica White Rock (Fraser Health), German Canadian Benevolent Society Home, Crofton Manor (Vancouver Coastal Health) and Sun Pointe Village (Interior Health). The outbreaks at Guildford Seniors Village (Fraser Health) and Victoria General Hospital (Island Health) have been declared over.

There is a total of 43 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, The Residence in Mission, Czorny Alzheimer Centre, Hawthorne Lodge, George Derby Centre, White Rock Seniors Village, CareLife Fleetwood, Evergreen Baptist Care Society, Hilton Villa Seniors Community, Kinsmen Lodge, Kiwanis Care Centre, Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Lodge, Morgan Place, Maple Ridge Seniors Village, Dania Home, and Amica White Rock (Fraser Health);

– Kopernik Lodge, Fraserview Retirement Community, Lakeview Care Centre, St. Vincent’s Langara, German Canadian Benevolent Society Home, and Crofton Manor (Vancouver Coastal Health);

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

– Amica Douglas House, Aberdeen Hospital, Eden Gardens, Glenwarren Lodge, Kiwanis Village Lodge, Selkirk Seniors Village and Clover Point Care (Island Health)

* acute care:
– Mission Memorial Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital, Eagle Ridge Hospital and Royal Columbian Hospital (Fraser Health)

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