B.C. records 3,795 new cases of COVID-19 and 3 more deaths
B.C. health officials announced 3,795 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths on Friday.
In a written statement, the provincial health ministry said there are 20,811 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in B.C.
A total of 220 people are in hospital, including 73 in intensive care.
Overall hospitalizations, which typically lag behind spikes and dips in new cases, are up by 15 per cent from last Friday when 192 people were in hospital with the disease and down by about 27 per cent from a month ago when 300 people were in hospital.
The number of patients in intensive care is up by about three per cent from 71 a week ago and down by 30 per cent from a month ago when 104 people were in the ICU.
The provincial death toll from the disease is now 2,423 out of 254,849 confirmed cases to date.
The regional breakdown of new cases is as follows:
There are at least 15 active outbreaks at long-term care, acute care, and assisted living facilities.
As of Friday, 92 per cent of those 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, 89.2 per cent a second dose, and 19.6 per cent a third dose.
When taking into account those five and older, 88.1 per cent of people in B.C. had received a first shot and 82.9 per cent a second dose.
From Dec. 23 to 29, people who were not fully vaccinated accounted for 16 per cent of cases and from Dec. 16 to 29, they accounted for 55 per cent of hospitalizations, according to the province.
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