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Province of British Columbia
For Immediate Release
March 8, 2022
Ministry of Health
COVID-19 pandemic update

VICTORIA – As of Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 90.7% (4,520,355) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 86.5% (4,312,590) have received their second dose.

In addition, 93.3% (4,325,764) of eligible people 12 and older have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 90.8% (4,209,620) received their second dose and 56.3% (2,607,514) have received a third dose.

Also, 93.7% (4,051,249) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 91.2% (3,946,519) received their second dose and 58.2% (2,516,766) have received a third dose.

B.C. is reporting 254 new cases of COVID-19, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 351,141 cases in the province.

Note: Although 254 new cases are being reported, the total number of cases have only increased by 200 from Monday, March 7. This has resulted in no new cases reported in Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health and a decrease in the overall total number of cases in these health authorities, compared to yesterday. This is due to data reconciliation from the preliminary numbers reported yesterday.

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: N/A
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: N/A
  • Interior Health: 131
  • Northern Health: 54
  • Island Health: 69
  • People who reside outside of Canada: zero

There are 419 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 and 63 are in intensive care.

In the past 24 hours, one new death (Fraser Health) has been reported, for an overall total of 2,915.

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. The outbreaks at Three Links Manor (Interior Health), Amica on the Gorge and Nanaimo Seniors Village (Island Health) are over, for a total of 14 facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

  • long-term care:
    • Ponderosa, Overlander Residential Care, Hillside Village, Mission Creek Landing, Williams Lake Seniors Village, Gillis House (Interior Health)
    • Sidney Care Home, Selkirk 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)

Note: Due to a delayed refresh in BC Centre for Disease Control data, the update on cases and hospitalizations by vaccination status is unavailable today.

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 11,382,631 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:

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

For information on COVID-19 treatments including Paxlovid:

For information on booster doses, visit:

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children:

For information on a third dose for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, visit:

To learn about how B.C. counts its daily COVID-19 cases in hospitals, visit:

To learn about the BC Vaccine Card and how to access yours, visit:

Detailed data is posted daily on the BCCDC dashboard:

For the provincial health officer’s orders and guidance, visit:

For guidance on restrictions, visit:

The latest updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing centre near you:
Or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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