BC health officials reported 2,387 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, January 19th

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The BC Department of Health reported 2,387 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, January 19, of which 275 of these cases were reported in the Island Health region.

The new cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 487
  • Fraser Health: 814
  • Island health: 275
  • Internal health: 550
  • Northern Health: 260
  • Residing outside of Canada: 0

There are currently 35,770 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. 303,565 cases of COVID-19 recorded in BC since the pandemic began.

There are now a total of 895 people in the hospital due to COVID-19, of which 115 are in the intensive care unit – intensive care units or emergency departments.

Over the past 24 hours, there were 13 new deaths from COVID-related causes, bringing the provincial death toll to 2,505 since the pandemic began. Two of today’s reported deaths were in the Island Health region.

Outbreak

5 new outbreaks have been declared, bringing the total number of ongoing health outbreaks in the province to 56.

There are currently 18 health outbreaks in the Island Health region.

Island Health has declared two outbreaks over at.

Selkirk Seniors Village Long Term Nursing Home in Victoria – In total, one resident case was attributed to this outbreak. The eruption remained confined to the third floor of the home.

Selkirk Seniors Village assisted in Victoria – In total, one resident case was attributed to this outbreak. The eruption remained confined to the sixth floor of the home.

Despite two outbreaks being considered completed, three more long-term care homes were added to the list of active outbreaks they are on:

Veterans Memorial Lodge Long Term Nursing Home in Victoria – Four resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak declaration is limited to units B3 and A2 at present.

Sunset Lodge Long Term Nursing Home in Victoria – Eleven resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak declaration is limited to the third floor of the home at present.

Sidney Care Home long-term care home in Sidney – A resident case has been identified related to this outbreak.

Vaccinations

From Tuesday 19 January:

  • 10,217,498 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC.
  • 89.3% (4,451,945) of eligible persons aged five and older in BC have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 83.4% (4,159,043) have received their second dose.
  • 92.4% (4,284,575) of eligible persons aged 12 years and older in BC have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 89.7% (4,158,515) have received their second dose, and 35.5% (1,646,143) have received a third dose.
  • 92.8% (4,013,713) of all eligible adults in BC have received their first dose, 90.2% (3,900,710) have received their second dose and 38% (1,644,855) have received a third dose.

From 11 to 17 January, people who were not fully vaccinated accounted for 25.9% of cases, and from 4 to 17 January, they accounted for 31.8% of admissions.

You can see worldwide statistics here.

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