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Province of British Columbia
INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2022HLTH0072-000283
March 2, 2022
Ministry of Health
COVID-19 pandemic update

VICTORIA – As of Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 90.6% (4,517,602) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 86.3% (4,302,285) have received their second dose.

In addition, 93.3% (4,323,606) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 90.7% (4,206,171) received their second dose and 55.8% (2,587,716) have received a third dose.

Also, 93.6% (4,049,297) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 91.2% (3,943,505) received their second dose and 57.8% (2,500,631) have received a third dose.

B.C. is reporting 442 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 349,213 cases in the province.

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: 111
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 69
  • Interior Health: 105
  • Northern Health: 59
  • Island Health: 98
  • People who reside outside of Canada: zero

There are 517 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 and 73 are in intensive care.

In the past 24 hours, 10 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,883.

The new deaths include:

  • Fraser Health: two
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: four
  • Interior Health: two
  • Northern Health: two

There have been five new health-care facility outbreaks at Mission Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health), Gillis House (Interior Health), Berwick House Gordon Head, The Heights at Mt. View and Greenwoods (Island Health). The outbreaks at Burnaby Hospital, Langley Memorial Hospital, Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre (Fraser Health), Glenmore Lodge, Castleview Care Centre (Interior Health), Eden Gardens, Kiwanis Village Lodge, Glacier View Lodge, Sidney All Care, Wexford Creek and Salvation Army Sunset Lodge (Island Health) have been declared over, for a total of 21 facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

  • long-term care:
    • Menno Home, Cascade Gardens Seniors Community (Fraser Health)
    • Ponderosa, Overlander Residential Care, Three Links Manor, Hillside Village, Polson Long Term Care, Mission Creek Landing, Williams Lake Seniors Village, Sun Pointe Village, Gillis House (Interior Health)
    • Sidney Care Home, Amica on the Gorge, Selkirk Seniors Village, Nanaimo Seniors Village, Rest Haven Lodge, Berwick House Gordon Head, The Heights at Mt. View and Greenwoods (Island Health)
  • acute care:
    • Mission Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health)
  • assisted or independent living:
    • Fischer Place (Interior Health)

From Feb. 22-28, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 19.7% of cases. From Feb. 15-28, they accounted for 34.6% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Feb. 22-28) - Total 3,087

  • Not vaccinated: 494 (16.0%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 114 (3.7%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 2,479 (80.3%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Feb. 15-28) - Total 466

  • Not vaccinated: 137 (29.4%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 24 (5.2%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 305 (65.4%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Feb. 22-28)

  • Not vaccinated: 118.6
  • Partially vaccinated: 60.3
  • Fully vaccinated: 54.0

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Feb. 15-28)

  • Not vaccinated: 36.9
  • Partially vaccinated: 22.0
  • Fully vaccinated: 6.5

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 11,350,297 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

For a situational update on COVID-19 in B.C. K-12 schools, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/Documents/COVID_sitrep/K12_Situation_Report/SitRep_K-12_February2022.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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