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Province of British Columbia
INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2022HLTH0073-000291
March 3, 2022
Ministry of Health
COVID-19 pandemic update

VICTORIA – As of Thursday, March 3, 2022, 90.6% (4,517,958) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 86.3% (4,303,614) have received their second dose.

In addition, 93.3% (4,323,865) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 90.8% (4,206,659) have received their second dose and 55.9% (2,590,923) have received a third dose.

Also, 93.6% (4,049,516) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 91.2% (3,943,913) have received their second dose and 57.9% (2,503,289) have received a third dose.

B.C. is reporting 391 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 349,604 cases in the province.

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: 88
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 43
  • Interior Health: 100
  • Northern Health: 75
  • Island Health: 85
  • People who reside outside of Canada: zero

There are 511 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 and 79 are in intensive care.

In the past 24 hours, 13 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,896.

The new deaths include:

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

There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Parkwood Court (Island Health). The outbreak at Rest Haven Lodge (Island Health) has 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, Berwick House Gordon Head, The Heights at Mt. View, Greenwoods and Parkwood Court (Island Health)
  • acute care:
    • Mission Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health)
  • assisted or independent living:
    • Fischer Place (Interior Health)

From Feb. 23-March 1, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 19.6% of cases.
From Feb. 16-March 1, they accounted for 34.4% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Feb. 23-March 1) - Total 3,005

  • Not vaccinated: 483 (16.1%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 106 (3.5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 2,416 (80.4%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Feb. 16-March 1) - Total 439

  • Not vaccinated: 128 (29.2%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 23 (5.2%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 288 (65.6%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Feb. 23-March 1)

  • Not vaccinated: 118.0
  • Partially vaccinated: 57.8
  • Fully vaccinated: 52.9

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Feb. 16-March 1)

  • Not vaccinated: 33.7
  • Partially vaccinated: 20.7
  • Fully vaccinated: 6.1

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 11,355,173 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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