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Steady decline of COVID-19 hospitalization continues

(With files by Darin Bain-MyPGNow)

The steady decline of the number of British Columbians in hospital with COVID-19 is continuing

Officials say 612 people are currently in hospital with the virus, a 6% decrease in a day.

102 people are in intensive care, a 5.5% decrease from a day ago.

Nine new deaths have been reported since yesterday’s update, including two in Northern Health.

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93.2% of eligible people 12 and older have now received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, 90.7% have received a second, and 55.1% have received a booster dose.

B.C. is reporting 597 new cases of COVID-19, including five epi-linked cases, for a total of 346,793 cases in the province.

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: 118
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 64
  • Interior Health: 194
  • Northern Health: 108
  • Island Health: 113
  • People who reside outside of Canada: zero

The new deaths include:

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

From Feb. 16-22, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 20.6% of cases. From Feb. 9-22, they accounted for 33.4% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Feb. 16-22) – Total 3,750

  • Not vaccinated: 663 (17.7%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 110 (2.9%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 2,977 (79.4%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Feb. 9-22) – Total 589

  • Not vaccinated: 171 (29.0%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 26 (4.4%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 392 (66.6%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Feb. 16-22)

  • Not vaccinated: 159.6
  • Partially vaccinated: 49.1
  • Fully vaccinated: 65.1

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Feb. 9-22)

  • Not vaccinated: 47.4
  • Partially vaccinated: 24.5
  • Fully vaccinated: 8.3

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 11,299,923 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

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