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The BC Ministry of Health reported 2,387 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, January 19th, with 275 of those cases being reported in the Island Health region.

The new cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 487
  • Fraser Health: 814
  • Island Health: 275
  • Interior Health: 550
  • Northern Health: 260
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

There are currently 35,770 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. 303,565 cases of COVID-19 recorded in BC since the pandemic began.

There are now a total of 895 people in hospital due with COVID-19, 115 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

In the past 24 hours, there were 13 new deaths from COVID-related causes, bringing the provincial death toll to 2,505 since the pandemic began. Two of today’s reported deaths were in the Island Health region.

Outbreaks

There have been 5 new outbreaks declared bringing the total of ongoing health care outbreaks in the province to 56.

There are currently 18 health care outbreaks in the Island Health region.

Island Health has declared two outbreaks over at:

Selkirk Seniors Village long-term care home in Victoria – In total, one resident case was attributed to this outbreak. The outbreak remained limited to the third floor of the home.

Selkirk Seniors Village assisted living in Victoria – In total, one resident case was attributed to this outbreak. The outbreak remained limited to the sixth floor of the home.

Despite two outbreaks being deemed over, three more long-term care homes were added to the active outbreak list, they’re at:

Veterans Memorial Lodge long-term care home in Victoria – Four resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak declaration is limited to units B3 and A2 at this time.

Sunset Lodge long-term care home in Victoria – Eleven resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak declaration is limited to the third floor of the home at this time.

Sidney Care Home long-term care home in Sidney – One resident case has been identified related to this outbreak.

 

Vaccinations

As of Tuesday, January 19th:

  • 10,217,498 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC
  •  89.3% (4,451,945) of eligible people five and older in BC have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.4% (4,159,043) have received their second dose.
  • 92.4% (4,284,575) of eligible people 12 and older in BC have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 89.7% (4,158,515) have received their second dose and 35.5% (1,646,143) have received a third dose.
  • 92.8% (4,013,713) of all eligible adults in BC have received their first dose, 90.2% (3,900,710) have received their second dose and 38% (1,644,855) have received a third dose.

From January 11th to 17th, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 25.9% of cases and from January 4th to 17th, they accounted for 31.8% of hospitalizations.

You can view the worldwide stats here.

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