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Province of British Columbia
INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2022HLTH0034-000142
Jan. 31, 2022
Ministry of Health
COVID-19 pandemic update

VICTORIA – As of Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, 89.9% (4,480,231) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 84% (4,184,629) have received their second dose.

In addition, 92.7% (4,297,961) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 90.1% (4,174,214) received their second dose and 45.9% (2,125,735) have received a third dose.

Also, 93.1% (4,025,838) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 90.5% (3,914,947) received their second dose and 49.1% (2,123,835) have received a third dose.

Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 4,075 new cases of COVID-19, including five epi-linked cases, for a total of 324,615, cases in the province.

  • Jan. 28-29: 1,725
  • Jan. 29-30: 1,293
  • Jan. 30-31: 1,057

There are currently 27,454 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 293,124 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 1,048 COVID-positive individuals are currently in hospital and 138 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

  • 1,225 new cases in Fraser Health
    • Total active cases: 11,503
  • 645 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
    • Total active cases: 5,685
  • 1,182 new cases in Interior Health
    • Total active cases: 7,589
  • 447 new cases in Northern Health
    • Total active cases: 1,298
  • 575 new cases in Island Health
    • Total active cases: 1,364
  • one new case of people who reside outside of Canada
    • Total active cases: 15

In the past 72 hours, 19 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,616.

The new deaths include:

  • Fraser Health: two
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: six
  • Interior Health: eight
  • Island Health: three

There have been eight new health-care facility outbreaks at Kelowna General Hospital, Dr. Andrew Pavilion, Poplar Ridge, Monashee Mews, Noric House, McKinney Place, Glenmore Lodge, Summerland Senior’s Village (Interior Health). The outbreaks at Surrey Memorial Hospital, Peace Arch Hospital, CareLife Fleetwood (Fraser Health), Sun Pointe Village, Hamlets in Vernon (Interior Health), Mount St. Mary, Oyster Harbour and Parkwood Court (Island Health) have been declared over, for a total of 58 facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

  • long-term care:
    • George Derby Centre, Menno Hospital, Buchanan Lodge, Eden Care Centre, Cascade Lodge, Mountain View Manor, Queen's Park Care Centre, Royal City Manor, Residence at Clayton Heights (Fraser Health)
    • Evergreen House, Louis Brier Home and Hospital (Vancouver Coastal Health)
    • Lakeview Lodge, Heritage Square, Village at Smith Creek, Westview Place, Pinegrove Care Centre, Mariposa Gardens, Joseph Creek Care Village, Hamlets at Penticton, Mount Ida Mews, Cottonwoods Care Centre, Dr. Andrew Pavilion, Poplar Ridge, Monashee Mews, Noric House, McKinney Place, Glenmore Lodge (Interior Health)
    • Eden Gardens, Glenwarren Lodge, Kiwanis Village Lodge, Saanich Peninsula Hospital - Long Term Care, Dufferin Place, Beacon Hill Villa, Salvation Army Sunset Lodge, James Bay Care Centre, Veterans Memorial Lodge, Sunset Lodge, Eagle Ridge Manor, Comox Valley Seniors Village, Fir Park Village, The Summit, Echo Village, Arrowsmith Lodge, Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence, Woodgrove Manor, Amica on the Gorge and The Gardens at Qualicum Beach (Island Health)
  • acute care:
    • Langley Memorial Hospital, Laurel Place, Queen's Park Care Centre (Fraser Health)
    • Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria General Hospital, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and Cowichan District Hospital (Island Health)
    • Kelowna General Hospital (Interior Health)
  • assisted or independent living:
    • Crestview Village and Summerland Senior’s Village (Interior Health)
    • Nanaimo Seniors Village (Island Health)

From Jan. 21-27, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 26% of cases and from Jan. 14-27, they accounted for 30.6% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Jan. 21-27) - Total 12,166

  • Not vaccinated: 2,549 (21%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 610 (5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 9,007 (74%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Jan. 14-27) - Total 1,333

  • Not vaccinated: 349 (26.2%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 59 (4.4%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 925 (69.4%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 21-27)

  • Not vaccinated: 430
  • Partially vaccinated: 180.4
  • Fully vaccinated: 215.7

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 14-27)

  • Not vaccinated: 88.4
  • Partially vaccinated: 47.8
  • Fully vaccinated: 19.8

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 10,748,814 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

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

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

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

For weekly update on Variants of Concern (VOC), visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/Documents/VoC/VoC_Weekly_20220128.pdf

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

For the Dec. 21, 2021, announcement on additional COVID-19 measures, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0234-002431

For the Dec. 21, 2021, PowerPoint presentation on COVID-19 updated measures, boosters and rapid antigen testing in B.C., visit:

https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/CovidMeasures.pdf

For the Dec. 17, 2021, announcement on new COVID-19 measures, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0230-002414

For the Nov. 23, 2021, announcement on COVID-19 pediatric vaccine for children aged 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 information on a third dose for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/register#immunocompromised

As they become available, information on school outbreaks will be posted online: www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/public-exposures

For surgical renewal commitment progress reports, visit:

To learn about how B.C. counts its daily COVID-19 cases in hospitals, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0058-001844

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

For the Aug. 12, 2021, announcement on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for long-term care workers, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/25143

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

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

To register to be immunized or to learn 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 the provincial health officer’s 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 centre near you: http://www.bccdc.ca/ or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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

 
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Ministry of Health
Communications
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