BC reports 2,554 new confirmed cases of COVID-19; 412 in Island Health

Health officials in BC are reporting 2,554 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province with 36,049 active cases.

Island Health has 412 new cases and 3,193 active cases in the health region.

Of the active cases in the province, 534 people are in hospital – which is a record, previously set at 515 on April 28, 2021 – 102 people are in intensive care.

There are 65 people in hospital at Island Health, nine in intensive care.

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There have been seven new deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the province to 2,462. Two of those killed were at Island Health.

Dufferin Place and Beacon Hill Villa at Island Health have new COVID outbreaks, adding to the health authority’s eight active health outbreaks.

Interior Health has new outbreaks at Lakeview Lodge, Hamlets in Vernon, Brocklehurst Gemstone.

From January 5-11, people who were not fully vaccinated accounted for 21 percent of the cases. From December 29 to January 11, they were responsible for 34.5 percent of hospital admissions.

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As of December 2020, the Province has administered 9,897,611 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Fraser Health has 885 new confirmed cases, Vancouver Coastal Health has 485, Interior Health has 462, Northern Health has 304 and there are six new cases of people normally living outside Canada.

On January 12, BC took 14,717 tests, 1,385 of which were in Island Health.

An earlier version of this story identified 11 active healthcare outbreaks at Island Health. Shortly after publication, one was declared and the story was updated to reflect that information.

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