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Province of British Columbia
INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2022HLTH0103-000447
March 28, 2022
Ministry of Health
COVID-19 pandemic update

VICTORIA – As of Monday, March 28, 2022, 90.8% (4,527,693) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 87.3% (4,350,266) have received their second dose.

In addition, 93.4% (4,331,308) of eligible people 12 and older have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 91% (4,219,816) received their second dose and 57.4% (2,661,745) have received a third dose.

Also, 93.8% (4,056,300) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 91.4% (3,955,179) received their second dose and 59.2% (2,559,757) have received a third dose.

Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 556 new cases of COVID-19, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 355,648 cases:

  • March 25-26: 207 new cases
  • March 26-27: 197 new cases
  • March 27-28: 152 new cases

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: 110
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 109
  • Interior Health: 144
  • Northern Health: 42
  • Island Health: 151
  • People who reside outside of Canada: zero

There are 288 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 and 48 are in intensive care.

In the past 72 hours, six new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,989.

The new deaths include:

  • Fraser Health: two
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: two
  • Island Health: two

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. The outbreak at Hillside Village (Interior Health) has been declared over, for a total of six facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

  • long-term care:
    • The Heights at Mt. View, Selkirk Seniors Village, Amica Douglas House, Acacia Ty Mawr and Sunridge Place Seniors (Island Health)
  • acute care:
    • Surrey Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health)
  • assisted or independent living:
    • none

From March 18-24, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 16.1% of cases. From March 11-24, they accounted for 24.8% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (March 18-24) - Total 1,486

  • Not vaccinated: 217 (14.6%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 22 (1.5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,247 (83.9%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (March 11-24) - Total 391

  • Not vaccinated: 82 (21%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 15 (3.8%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 294 (75.2%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 18-24)

  • Not vaccinated: 61.6
  • Partially vaccinated: 16.8
  • Fully vaccinated: 26.7

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 11-24)

  • Not vaccinated: 23.3
  • Partially vaccinated: 13.4
  • Fully vaccinated: 6.2

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 11,481,922 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

For rapid tests for people 18+ at pharmacies, visit: http://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022HLTH0095-000409

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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