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Province of British Columbia
INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2022HLTH0093-000396
March 22, 2022
Ministry of Health
COVID-19 pandemic update

VICTORIA – As of Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 90.8% (4,525,621) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 87.1% (4,339,973) have received their second dose.

In addition, 93.4% (4,329,816) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 91.0% (4,217,052) received their second dose and 57.1% (2,646,447) have received a third dose.

Also, 93.8% (4,054,932) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 91.4% (3,952,848) received their second dose and 58.9% (2,547,329) have received a third dose.

B.C. is reporting 259 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 354,343 cases in the province.

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

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: 47
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 63
  • Interior Health: 76
  • Northern Health: 23
  • Island Health: 50
  • People who reside outside of Canada: zero

There are 254 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 and 48 are in intensive care.

In the past 24 hours, no new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,974.

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. The outbreaks at Ponderosa (Interior Health), Berwick House Gordon Head and Luther Court (Island Health) have been declared over, for a total of five facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

  • long-term care:
    • Hillside Village (Interior Health)
    • The Heights at Mt. View, Yucalta Lodge and Selkirk Seniors Village (Island Health)
  • acute care:
    • Surrey Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health)
  • assisted or independent living:
    • none

From March 14-20, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 16.2% of cases. From March 7-20, they accounted for 26.2% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (March 14-20) - Total 1,403

  • Not vaccinated: 202 (14.4%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 25 (1.8%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,176 (83.8%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (March 7-20) - Total 344

  • Not vaccinated: 80 (23.3%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 10 (2.9%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 254 (73.8%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 14-20)

  • Not vaccinated: 58.0
  • Partially vaccinated: 16.8
  • Fully vaccinated: 25.2

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 7-20

  • Not vaccinated: 22.5
  • Partially vaccinated: 9.1
  • Fully vaccinated: 5.4

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 11,453,778 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

For rapid tests for people 30+ at pharmacies, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022HLTH0091-000387

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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