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Province of British Columbia
INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2022HLTH0074-000296
March 4, 2022
Ministry of Health
COVID-19 pandemic update

VICTORIA – As of Friday, March 4, 2022, 90.7% (4,518,800) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 86.4% (4,305,507) have received their second dose.

In addition, 93.3% (4,324,618) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 90.8% (4,207,603) have received their second dose, and 56.0% (2,594,873) have received a third dose.

Also, 93.6% (4,050,202) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 91.2% (3,944,763) received their second dose, and 58.0% (2,506,597) have received a third dose.

B.C. is reporting 340 new cases of COVID-19, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 349,944 cases in the province.

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: 71
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 41
  • Interior Health: 113
  • Northern Health: 50
  • Island Health: 65
  • People who reside outside of Canada: zero

There are 484 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 and 69 are in intensive care.

In the past 24 hours, eight new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,903.

The new deaths include:

  • Fraser Health: two
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: one
  • Interior Health: one
  • Island Health: four

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

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. The outbreak at Polson Long Term Care (Interior Health) has been declared over, for a total of 20 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, 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. 24 to March 2, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 19.2% of cases and from Feb. 17 to March 2, they accounted for 33.1% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Feb. 24 to March 2) - Total 2,769

  • Not vaccinated: 444 (16.0%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 89 (3.2%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 2,236 (80.8%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Feb. 17 to March 2) - Total 420

  • Not vaccinated: 118 (28.1%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 21 (5.0%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 281 (66.9%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Feb. 24 to March 2)

  • Not vaccinated: 109.3
  • Partially vaccinated: 52.0
  • Fully vaccinated: 49.3

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Feb. 17 to March 2)

  • Not vaccinated: 30.2
  • Partially vaccinated: 18.6
  • Fully vaccinated: 6.0

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 11,361,559 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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