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COVID-19 hospitalizations increase for first time since early February

The number of people in BC hospitals with COVID-19 went up for the first time in a long time.

BC Health Officials report there are 258 people battling the virus in hospital, four more than there were yesterday.

There are 49 people in intensive care, one more than than yesterday.

One new death has also been reported in Northern Health.

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The provincial death toll is now 2,975.

B.C. is reporting 269 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 354,603 cases in the province.

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: 49
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 51
  • Interior Health: 73
  • Northern Health: 43
  • Island Health: 53
  • People who reside outside of Canada: zero

From March 15-21, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 16.0% of cases.
From March 8-21, they accounted for 26.3% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (March 15-21) – Total 1,416

  • Not vaccinated: 203 (14.3%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 24 (1.7%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,189 (84.0%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (March 8-21) – Total 369

  • Not vaccinated: 84 (22.8%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 13 (3.5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 272 (73.7%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 15-21)

  • Not vaccinated: 60.4
  • Partially vaccinated: 18.2
  • Fully vaccinated: 25.5

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 8-21)

  • Not vaccinated: 23.8
  • Partially vaccinated: 11.7
  • Fully vaccinated: 5.8

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 11,458,133 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

 

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