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The BC Ministry of Health reported 2,150 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, January 20th, with 354 of those cases being reported in the Island Health region.

The new cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 454
  • Fraser Health: 576
  • Island Health: 354
  • Interior Health: 563
  • Northern Health: 203
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

There are currently 34,835 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 2,104 of those are in the Island Health region.

305,715 cases of COVID-19 recorded in BC since the pandemic began.

There are now a total of 891 people in hospital due with COVID-19, 119 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

In the past 24 hours, there were 15 new deaths from COVID-related causes, bringing the provincial death toll to 2,520 since the pandemic began.

4 of today’s reported deaths were in the Island Health region.

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Outbreaks

There have been 8 new outbreaks declared, including 3 on Vancouver Island, bringing the total of ongoing health care outbreaks in the province to 58.

The new outbreaks in the Island Health region are at the Parkwood Court long-term care home and the Summit long-term care home in Victoria, and the third is at the Fir Park Village long-term care home in Port Alberni.

There are currently 21 health care outbreaks in the Island Health region.

Vaccinations

As of Thursday, January 20th:

  • 10,276,540 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC
  • 89.4% (4,455,046) of eligible people five and older in BC have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.5% (4,161,148) have received their second dose.
  • 92.5% (4,286,419) of eligible people 12 and older in BC have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 89.8% (4,160,597) have received their second dose and 36.7% (1,700,206) have received a third dose.
  • 92.8% (4,015,411) of all eligible adults in BC have received their first dose, 90.2% (3,902,659) have received their second dose and 39.3% (1,698,882) have received a third dose.

From January 12th to 18th, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 27.0% of cases.
From January 5th to 18th, they accounted for 31.0% of hospitalizations.

You can view the worldwide stats here.

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