(Dr. Bonnie Henry/Photo by Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 442 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 2nd.

There have been 349,213 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 69
  • Fraser Health: 111
  • Island Health: 98
  • Interior Health: 105
  • Northern Health: 59
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

There are now a total of 517 people in hospital with COVID-19, 73 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

10 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll 2,883.

Outbreaks

There have been 5 new health-care facility outbreaks in the province: Mission Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health), Gillis House (Interior Health), Berwick House Gordon Head, The Heights at Mt. View and Greenwoods (Island Health).

The outbreaks at Burnaby Hospital, Langley Memorial Hospital, Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre (Fraser Health), Glenmore Lodge, Castleview Care Centre (Interior Health), Eden Gardens, Kiwanis Village Lodge, Glacier View Lodge, Sidney All Care, Wexford Creek and Salvation Army Sunset Lodge (Island Health) have been declared over.

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

There are currently 8 health care outbreaks in the Island Health region.

Vaccinations

As of Wednesday, March 2nd:

  • 11,350,297 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC
  • 90.6% (4,517,602) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 86.3% (4,302,285) have received their second dose.
  • 93.3% (4,323,606) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 90.7% (4,206,171) received their second dose and 55.8% (2,587,716) have received a third dose.
  • 93.6% (4,049,297) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 91.2% (3,943,505) received their second dose and 57.8% (2,500,631) have received a third dose.

You can view the worldwide stats here.

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