Update on the COVID-19 pandemic | BC Government News

As of Monday, February 7, 2022, 90.2% (4,498,488) of eligible people five years of age and older in British Columbia had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 84.6% (4,218,470) had received their second dose.

Additionally, 93.0% (4,311,140) of eligible people 12 years and older in British Columbia received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 90.3% (4,187,145) received their second dose and 49.7% (2,305,999) received a third dose.

Additionally, 93.4% (4,038,281) of all eligible adults in British Columbia received their first dose, 90.8% (3,927,001) received their second dose, and 52.9% (2,288,305 ) received a third dose.

British Columbia reports 3,287 new cases of COVID-19, including three new cases linked to the cob, for a total of 333,925 cases in the province:

  • February 4-5: 1,326 new cases
  • February 5-6: 1,118 new cases
  • February 6-7: 843 new cases

There are 23,739 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 306,419 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 987 COVID-positive people are hospitalized and 141 are in intensive care. The rest are recovering at home, in isolation.

New/active cases include:

  • 864 new cases at Fraser Health
    • Total active cases: 9,596
  • 440 new cases at Vancouver Coastal Health
    • Total active cases: 4,183
  • 999 new cases at Interior Health
    • Total active cases: 7,530
  • 499 new cases at Northern Health
    • Total active cases: 1,235
  • 478 new cases at Island Health
    • Total active cases: 1,174
  • seven new cases of people residing outside of Canada

In the past 72 hours, 32 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,707.

The new deaths include:

  • Fraser Health: nine
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 14
  • Inner health: three
  • Northern Health: one
  • Island health: five

There were 11 new outbreaks in healthcare facilities at Good Samaritan Delta View Care Center (Fraser Health), Pondarosa, Castleview Care Centre, Overlander Residential Care, Spring Valley Care Centre, Village by the Station (Interior Health), Sunridge Place , Island View Place, Nanaimo Seniors Village, Sluggett House and Glacier View Lodge (Island Health). Outbreaks at Laurel Place (Fraser Health), Kelowna General Hospital, Mariposa Gardens, Heritage Square, Lakeview Lodge, Crestview Village, Summerland Senior’s Village (Interior Health), Eagle Ridge Manor, Fir Park Village, The Summit, Saanich Peninsula Hospital – Long Term Care and Glenwarren Lodge (Island Health) have been declared terminated, for a total of 57 facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

  • long-term care:
    • George Derby Center, Cascade Lodge, Mountain View Manor, Queen’s Park Care Center, Royal City Manor, Residence at Clayton Heights, Good Samaritan Delta View Care Center (Fraser Health)
    • Evergreen House, Louis Brier Home and Hospital (Vancouver Coastal Health)
    • Village of Smith Creek, Westview Place, Pinegrove Care Centre, Hamlets at Penticton, Mount Ida Mews, Cottonwoods Care Centre, Dr. Andrew Pavillion, Poplar Ridge, Monashee Mews, Noric House, McKinney Place, Glenmore Lodge, Trinity Care Centre, Gillis House , Pondarosa, Castleview Care Centre, Overlander Residential Care, Spring Valley Care Centre, Village by the Station (Interior Health)
    • Eden Gardens, Kiwanis Village Lodge, Dufferin Place, Beacon Hill Villa, Salvation Army Sunset Lodge, James Bay Care Centre, Sunset Lodge, Echo Village, Arrowsmith Lodge, Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence, Woodgrove Manor, Amica on the Gorge, The Gardens at Qualicum Beach, Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens, Berwick on The Lake, Chemainus Health Care Centre, Selkirk Seniors Village, Sunridge Place, Island View Place, Nanaimo Seniors Village, Sluggett House and Glacier View Lodge (Island Health)
  • acute care:
    • Langley Memorial Hospital, Queen’s Park Care Center (Fraser Health)
    • Victoria General Hospital, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and Cowichan District Hospital (Island Health)
  • assisted or independent living:
    • Creekside Landing (inner health); and
    • Nanaimo Elders’ Village (Island Health)

From January 28 to February 3, people who were not fully vaccinated accounted for 24.8% of cases. From January 21 to February 3, they represented 31.9% of hospitalizations.

Cases from last week (January 28 to February 3) – Total 9,895

  • Unvaccinated: 1,975 (20.0%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 473 (4.8%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 7,447 (75.2%)

Cases hospitalized in the past two weeks (January 21 to February 3) – Total 1,291

  • Unvaccinated: 346 (26.8%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 66 (5.1%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 879 (68.1%)

Last week, cases per 100,000 population after age adjustment (January 28 to February 3)

  • Unvaccinated: 409.4
  • Partially vaccinated: 159.5
  • Fully vaccinated: 207.5

Past two weeks, hospitalized cases per 100,000 population after age adjustment (January 21 to February 3)

  • Unvaccinated: 92.5
  • Partially vaccinated: 53.0
  • Fully vaccinated: 18.8

Since December 2020, the province has administered 10,968,111 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn more:

For updated long-term care outbreak management protocols, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-professionals/clinical-resources/covid-19-care/clinical-care/long-term- care-facilities-assisted-living

For updated acute care outbreak management protocols, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-professionals/clinical-resources/covid-19-care/clinical-care/hospital-and-critical- care

For February 1 presentation on hospitalizations: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/Feb_1_2022_Slidedeck.pdf

To find out when to get a COVID-19 test: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/testing/when-to-get-a-covid-19-test

For more information on COVID-19 treatments, including Paxlovid: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/about-covid-19/treatments

For the January 28, 2022 presentation, Two Years of Working Together, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/1-28-22_COVID-19_Update.pdf

For the January 21, 2022 presentation on the risk of hospitalization from COVID-19, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/1.21.22_COVID_Hospitalizations.pdf

For the January 14, 2022 modeling presentation, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/14.01.22_Covid19Modelling.pdf

For a weekly update on variants of concern (VOC), visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/Documents/VoC/VoC_Weekly_20220204.pdf

For more information on booster doses, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/booster

For the November 23, 2021 announcement on the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0209-002245

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/children

For more information on a third dose for moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/register#immunocompromised

For Surgical Renewal Commitment progress reports, visit:

To learn how British Columbia is counting its daily COVID-19 cases in hospitals, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0058-001844

To learn more about the BC Vaccine Card and how to access yours, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html

For more information on breakthrough cases, see the BCCDC’s weekly data summary: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data#summary

Detailed data is published daily on the BCCDC dashboard: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data or: www.bccdc.ca

To register to be vaccinated or to learn more about getting your second dose, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/register or https:// www2.gov.bc. ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/dose-2

For Provincial Health Officer orders and guidance, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of- the-provincial-health-officer/current-health-topics/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

For guidance on restrictions, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions

The latest updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing center near you: http://www.bccdc.ca/ or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

For COVID-19 exposure events, updates and information, visit:

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