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Province of British Columbia
INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2022HLTH0079-000318
March 9, 2022
Ministry of Health
COVID-19 pandemic update

VICTORIA – As of Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 90.7% (4,521,087) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 86.6% (4,315,064) have received their second dose.

In addition, 93.3% (4,326,413) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 90.8% (4,210,619) have received their second dose, and 56.3% (2,610,544) have received a third dose.

Also, 93.7% (4,051,827) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 91.3% (3,947,377) have received their second dose, and 58.2% (2,519,018) have received a third dose.

B.C. is reporting 274 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 351,415 cases in the province.

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: 48
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 36
  • Interior Health: 84
  • Northern Health: 29
  • Island Health: 77
  • People who reside outside of Canada: zero

There are 405 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 and 58 are in intensive care.

In the past 24 hours, 14 new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,929.

The new deaths include:

  • Fraser Health: six
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: three
  • Island Health: five

There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Luther Court (Island Health), for a total of 15 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, Parkwood Court and Luther Court (Island Health)
  • acute care:
    • Mission Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health)
  • assisted or independent living:
    • Fischer Place (Interior Health)

From March 1-7, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 18.7% of cases and from Feb. 22 to March 7, they accounted for 30.4% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (March 1-7) - Total 2,306

  • Not vaccinated: 374 (16.2%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 58 (2.5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,874 (81.3%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Feb. 22 to March 7) - Total 398

  • Not vaccinated: 100 (25.1%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 21 (5.3%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 277 (69.6%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 1-7)

  • Not vaccinated: 103.9
  • Partially vaccinated: 35.7
  • Fully vaccinated: 40.3

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Feb. 22 to March 7)

  • Not vaccinated: 27.0
  • Partially vaccinated: 19.6
  • Fully vaccinated: 5.9

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 11,388,672 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
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