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COVID hospitalizations continue to decline

The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 is continuing to drop.

There are currently 290 people battling the virus in hospital, 8 fewer than one day ago.

46 people are in intensive care.

Since yesterday’s update, 6 new deaths have been reported, bringing the death toll to 2,966.

93.4% of eligible people 12 and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, 90.9% have received their second, and 56.9% have received third.

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B.C. is reporting 199 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 353,578 cases in the province.

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: 52
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 18
  • Interior Health: 72
  • Northern Health: 14
  • Island Health: 43
  • People who reside outside of Canada: zero

The new deaths include:

  • Fraser Health: one
  • Island Health: five

From March 10-16, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 17.2% of cases. From March 3-16, they accounted for 26.2% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (March 10-16) – Total 1,574

  • Not vaccinated: 239 (15.2%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 32 (2.0%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,303 (82.8%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (March 3-16) – Total 439

  • Not vaccinated: 102 (23.2%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 13 (3.0%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 324 (73.8%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 10-16)

  • Not vaccinated: 66.5
  • Partially vaccinated: 18.0
  • Fully vaccinated: 28.2

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 3-16)

  • Not vaccinated: 30.4
  • Partially vaccinated: 12.3
  • Fully vaccinated: 6.9

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 11,434,211 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

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