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Province of British Columbia
INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2022HLTH0082-000326
March 10, 2022
Ministry of Health
COVID-19 pandemic update

VICTORIA – As of Thursday, March 10, 2022, 90.7% (4,521,678) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 86.6% (4,316,745) have received their second dose.

In addition, 93.3% (4,326,900) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 90.9% (4,211,317) received their second dose and 56.4% (2,613,270) have received a third dose.

Also, 93.7% (4,052,277) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 91.3% (3,947,982) received their second dose, and 58.3% (2,521,344) have received a third dose.

B.C. is reporting 336 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 351,751 cases in the province.

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: 65
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 49
  • Interior Health: 115
  • Northern Health: 54
  • Island Health: 53
  • People who reside outside of Canada: zero

There are 388 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 and 52 are in intensive care.

In the past 24 hours, four new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,932.

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

The new deaths include:

  • Fraser Health: three
  • Interior Health: one

There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Yucalta Lodge (Island Health). The outbreaks at Overlander Residential Care and Gillis House (Interior Health) have been declared over, for a total of 14 facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

  • long-term care:
    • Ponderosa, Hillside Village, Mission Creek Landing, Williams Lake Seniors Village (Interior Health)
    • Sidney Care Home, Selkirk Seniors Village, Berwick House Gordon Head, The Heights at Mt. View, Greenwoods, Parkwood Court, Luther Court and Yucalta Lodge (Island Health)
  • acute care:
    • Mission Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health)
  • assisted or independent living:
    • Fischer Place (Interior Health)

From March 2-8, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 18.0% of cases. From Feb. 23 to March 8, they accounted for 29.0% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (March 2-8) - Total 2,108

  • Not vaccinated: 330 (15.7%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 49 (2.3%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,729 (82.0%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Feb. 23 to March 8) - Total 386

  • Not vaccinated: 91 (23.6%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 21 (5.4%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 274 (71.0%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 2-8)

  • Not vaccinated: 90.9
  • Partially vaccinated: 29.3
  • Fully vaccinated: 37.0

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Feb. 23 to March 8)

  • Not vaccinated: 25.1
  • Partially vaccinated: 19.6
  • Fully vaccinated: 5.8

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 11,393,545 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

For the March 10, 2022, announcement on lifting COVID-19 restrictions, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022HLTH0081-000324

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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