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Province of British Columbia
INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2022HLTH0058-000234
Feb. 17, 2022
Ministry of Health
COVID-19 pandemic update

VICTORIA – As of Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, 90.5% (4,508,740) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 85.5% (4,261,431) have received their second dose.

In addition, 93.1% (4,317,588) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 90.5% (4,196,797) received their second dose and 53.6% (2,482,432) have received a third dose.

Also, 93.5% (4,043,977) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 91.0% (3,935,434) received their second dose and 56.0% (2,421,361) have received a third dose.

B.C. is reporting 782 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 343,064 cases in the province.

Note: The numbers of new and total cases are provisional due to a delayed data refresh.

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: 226
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 132
  • Interior Health: 191
  • Northern Health: 111
  • Island Health: 122
  • People who reside outside of Canada: zero

There are 744 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 and 120 are in intensive care.

In the past 24 hours, five new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,781.

Note: One reported death has been removed from the total due to a data correction.

The new deaths include:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: three
  • Northern Health: two

There have been three new health-care facility outbreaks at Burnaby Hospital (Fraser Health), Mountainview Village and Three Links Manor (Interior Health). The outbreaks at Chartwell Langley Gardens (Fraser Health), Nicola Meadows, Dr. Andrew Pavillion, Village at Smith Creek, Mount Ida Mews (Interior Health), James Bay Care Centre and Dufferin Place (Island Health) have been declared over, for a total of 32 facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

  • long-term care:
    • Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre (Fraser Health)
    • Pinegrove Care Centre, Poplar Ridge, Noric House, Glenmore Lodge, Trinity Care Centre, Ponderosa, Castleview Care Centre, Overlander Residential Care, Mountainview Village, Three Links Manor (Interior Health)
    • Wexford Creek, Sidney Care Home, Eden Gardens, Kiwanis Village Lodge, Salvation Army Sunset Lodge, Sunset Lodge, Amica on the Gorge, Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens, Berwick on The Lake, Chemainus Health Care Centre, Selkirk Seniors Village, Sunridge Place, Nanaimo Seniors Village, Sluggett House, Glacier View Lodge, Rest Haven Lodge, Sidney All Care and The Heights at Mt. View (Island Health)
  • acute care:
    • Queen's Park Care Centre, Burnaby Hospital (Fraser Health); and
    • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (Island Health)
  • assisted or independent living:
    • none

From Feb. 9-15, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 22.4% of cases.
From Feb. 2-15, they accounted for 31.4% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Feb. 9-15) - Total 5,943

  • Not vaccinated: 1,113 (18.7%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 220 (3.7%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 4,610 (77.6%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Feb. 2-15) - Total 915

  • Not vaccinated: 250 (27.3%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 37 (4.1%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 628 (68.6%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Feb. 9-15)

  • Not vaccinated: 272.6
  • Partially vaccinated: 88.9
  • Fully vaccinated: 102.2

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Feb. 2-15)

  • Not vaccinated: 67.3
  • Partially vaccinated: 32.5
  • Fully vaccinated: 13.4

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 11,196,470 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

For the Feb. 15, 2022, presentation, Ensuring balance in easing restrictions, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/Feb_15_2022_Easing_Restrictions.pdf

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

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

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

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

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

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.

 
Contact:
 
Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)
 

 
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