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Active COVID-19 cases continuing to trend downwards in BC

The number of active COVID-19 cases is continuing to decline in BC, however the number of COVID-positive remained similar to what they were yesterday.

Today (Thursday), there are 25,554 active cases of COVID-19 in BC, a 1.5% decrease from yesterday.

There are 985 COVID-positive individuals currently in hospital, only 3 less than there were yesterday. In addition, there are 145 people in intensive care, 9 more than the least reporting period.

1,518 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in BC today, including 227 in Northern Health and 431 in Interior Health.

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13 new deaths have also been reported since yesterday’s update, including one in Northern Health, and two in Interior Health.

The new/active cases include:

  • 424 new cases in Fraser Health
    Total active cases: 10,057
  • 217 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
    Total active cases: 5,024
  • 431 new cases in Interior Health
    Total active cases: 7,759
  • 227 new cases in Northern Health
    Total active cases: 1,153
  • 217 new cases in Island Health
    Total active cases: 1,544
  • two new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
    Total active cases: 17

In the last 24 hours, 13 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,656.

The new deaths include:

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

From Jan. 26-Feb. 1, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 25.2% of cases.
From Jan. 19-Feb. 1, they accounted for 31.1% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Jan. 26-Feb. 1) – Total 10,751

  • Not vaccinated: 2,188 (20.4%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 517 (4.8%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 8,046 (74.8%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Jan. 19-Feb. 1) – Total 1,304

  • Not vaccinated: 340 (26.1%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 65 (5.0%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 899 (68.9%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 26-Feb. 1)

  • Not vaccinated: 426.0
  • Partially vaccinated: 169.1
  • Fully vaccinated: 223.9

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 19-Feb. 1)

  • Not vaccinated: 87.5
  • Partially vaccinated: 53.4
  • Fully vaccinated: 19.2

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 10,842,432 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

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