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Province of British Columbia
INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2022HLTH0109-000493
April 4, 2022
Ministry of Health
COVID-19 pandemic update

VICTORIA – As of Monday, April 4, 2022, 90.9% (4,529,623) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 87.4% (4,357,946) have received their second dose.

In addition, 93.5% (4,332,849) of eligible people 12 and older have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 91.1% (4,222,535) received their second dose and 57.7% (2,675,686) have received a third dose.

Also, 93.8% (4,057,726) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 91.5% (3,957,573) received their second dose and 59.5% (2,571,726) have received a third dose.

Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 728 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 357,500 cases in the province:

  • April 1-2: 274 new cases
  • April 2-3: 199 new cases
  • April 3-4: 255 new cases

Note: The numbers of total and new cases are provisional and will be updated when verified in the weekly report starting Thursday, April 7, 2022.

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: 218
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 151
  • Interior Health: 168
  • Northern Health: 36
  • Island Health: 154
  • People who reside outside of Canada: one

There are 321 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 and 36 are in intensive care.

Note: An update on number of deaths related to COVID-19 will be provided on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Burnaby Hospital (Fraser Health), for a total of 10 facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

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

From March 25-31, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 18.6% of cases. From March 18-31, they accounted for 20% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (March 25-31) - Total 1,682

  • Not vaccinated: 282 (16.8%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 31 (1.8%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,369 (81.4%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (March 18-31) - Total 396

  • Not vaccinated: 66 (16.7%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 13 (3.3%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 317 (80.1%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 25-31)

  • Not vaccinated: 77.6
  • Partially vaccinated: 21.1
  • Fully vaccinated: 29.7

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 18-31)

  • Not vaccinated: 19.6
  • Partially vaccinated: 12.4
  • Fully vaccinated: 6.7

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 11,506,019 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
250 952-1887 (media line)
 

 
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