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Province of British Columbia
INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2022HLTH0066-000260
Feb. 23, 2022
Ministry of Health
B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

VICTORIA – As of Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, 90.5% (4,513,284) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 86.0% (4,284,366) have received their second dose.

In addition, 93.2% (4,320,374) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 90.6% (4,201,165) have received their second dose, and 55.0% (2,549,270) have received a third dose.

Also, 93.6% (4,046,424) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 91.1% (3,939,165) have received their second dose, and 57.1% (2,470,565) have received a third dose.

B.C. is reporting 799 new cases of COVID-19 today, for a total of 346,196 cases in the province.

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: 109
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 52
  • Interior Health: 280
  • Northern Health: 214
  • Island Health: 140
  • People who reside outside of Canada: four

Note: 97 cases reported in Northern Health as new today are due to data corrections for historical cases reported between April 2021 and February 2022.

There are 653 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in B.C., and 108 are in intensive care.

In the past 24 hours, one new death (Northern Health) has been reported, for an overall total of 2,831.

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. The outbreaks at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and Chemainus Health Care Centre (Island Health) have been declared over, for a total of 29 facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

  • Long-term care:
    • Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre, Menno Home (Fraser Health)
    • Glenmore Lodge, Trinity Care Centre, Ponderosa, Castleview Care Centre, Overlander Residential Care, Three Links Manor, Hillside Village, Polson Long Term Care, Mission Creek Landing (Interior Health)
    • Wexford Creek, Sidney Care Home, Eden Gardens, Kiwanis Village Lodge, Salvation Army Sunset Lodge, Sunset Lodge, Amica on the Gorge, 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:
    • Burnaby Hospital and Langley Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health)
  • Assisted or independent living:
    • Williams Lake Seniors Village (Interior Health)

From Feb. 15-21, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 20.4% of cases and from Feb. 8-21 they accounted for 32.8% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Feb. 15-21) - Total 3,796

  • Not vaccinated: 658 (17.3%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 118 (3.1%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 3,020 (79.6%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Feb. 8-21) - Total 504

  • Not vaccinated: 141 (28.0%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 24 (4.8%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 339 (67.2%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Feb. 15-21)

  • Not vaccinated: 160.0
  • Partially vaccinated: 52.7
  • Fully vaccinated: 66.8

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Feb. 8-21)

  • Not vaccinated: 40.3
  • Partially vaccinated: 21.4
  • Fully vaccinated: 7.2

Since December 2020, the province has administered 11,290,330 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

Novavax’s Nuvaxovid COVID-19 vaccine will soon be available in B.C. If interested, call 1-833-838-2323 to be added to the waitlist.

Learn More:

For the Feb. 23, 2022, presentation on B.C.'s COVID-19 rapid antigen test distribution strategy, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/Rapid_test_distribution_PPT.pdf

For more information on the government’s distribution of rapid tests, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/testing

For information on when to get a COVID-19 test, visit: 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, visit: 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, visit: 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

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

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

 
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