(Dr. Bonnie Henry, Minister Adrian Dix/Photo by Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 269 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 23rd.

There have been 354,603 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 51
  • Fraser Health: 49
  • Island Health: 53
  • Interior Health: 73
  • Northern Health: 43
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

There are now a total of 258 people in hospital with COVID-19, 49 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

1 new person has died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll 2,975.

Outbreaks

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

There are a total of 5 ongoing health care outbreaks in the province.

There are currently 3 health care outbreaks in the Island Health region.

Vaccinations

As of Wednesday, March 23rd:

  • 11,458,133 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC
  • 90.8% (4,526,085) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 87.1% (4,341,506) have received their second dose.
  • 93.4% (4,330,184) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 91.0% (4,217,679) received their second dose and 57.1% (2,648,785) have received a third dose.
  • 93.8% (4,055,277) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 91.4% (3,953,391) received their second dose and 58.9% (2,549,120) have received a third dose.

You can view the worldwide stats here.

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