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BC health officials report 3,798 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, January 5th

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The BC Ministry of Health reported 3,798 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, January 5th.

There have been 270,508 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 840
  • Fraser Health: 1,739
  • Island Health: 566
  • Interior Health: 473
  • Northern Health: 179
  • Resident outside Canada: 1

There are currently 29,967 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

237,195 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 317 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 83 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

There were no reports of deaths from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll 2,427.

Outbreaks

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks in the province.

The outbreaks at Lions Gate Hospital, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre and UBC Hospital – Detwiller Pavillion (Vancouver Coastal Health) have been declared over.

There are a total of 21 ongoing health care outbreaks in the province.

There are currently 2 health care outbreaks in the Island Health region.

Vaccinations

As of Wednesday, January 5th: 

  • 9,502,325 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC
  • 88.3% (4,402,649) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.0% (4,138,255) have received their second dose.
  • 92.0% (4,266,177) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 89.3% (4,138,007) received their second dose and 21.5% (998,164) have received a third dose.
  • 92.4% (3,996,885) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 89.7% (3,881,820) received their second dose and 23.1% (997,224) have received a third dose.

You can view the worldwide stats here.

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