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Province of British Columbia
INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2022HLTH0076-000305
March 7, 2022
Ministry of Health
COVID-19 pandemic update

VICTORIA – As of Monday, March 7, 2022, 90.7% (4,520,196) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 86.5% (4,311,761) have received their second dose.

In addition, 93.3% (4,325,628) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 90.8% (4,209,151) received their second dose and 56.2% (2,605,260) have received a third dose.

Also, 93.7% (4,051,129) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 91.2% (3,946,098) received their second dose and 58.1% (2,514,841) have received a third dose.

Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 997 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 350,941 cases in the province:

  • March 4-5: 385 new cases
  • March 5-6: 327 new cases
  • March 6-7: 285 new cases

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

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: 263
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 209
  • Interior Health: 242
  • Northern Health: 79
  • Island Health: 204
  • People who reside outside of Canada: zero

There are 449 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 and 63 are in intensive care.

In the past 72 hours, 11 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,914.

The new deaths include:

  • Fraser Health: six
  • Interior Health: three
  • Northern Health: one
  • Island Health: one

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. The outbreaks at Menno Home, Cascade Gardens Seniors Community (Fraser Health) and Sun Pointe Village (Interior Health) have been declared over, for a total of 17 facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

  • long-term care:
    • Ponderosa, Overlander Residential Care, Three Links Manor, Hillside Village, Mission Creek Landing, Williams Lake Seniors 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. 25 to March 3, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 19.1% of cases. From Feb. 18 to March 3, they accounted for 31.9% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Feb. 25 to March 3) - Total 2,596

  • Not vaccinated: 419 (16.1%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 77 (3.0%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 2,100 (80.9%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Feb. 18 to March 3) - Total 427

  • Not vaccinated: 114 (26.7%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 22 (5.2%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 291 (68.1%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Feb. 25 to March 3)

  • Not vaccinated: 111.1
  • Partially vaccinated: 47.3
  • Fully vaccinated: 46.0

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Feb. 18 to March 3)

  • Not vaccinated: 29.3
  • Partially vaccinated: 19.9
  • Fully vaccinated: 6.2

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 11,379,437 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 BC Centre for Disease Control 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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