COVID-19 pandemic update | BC Gov News

February 1, 2022 at 4:21 pm  BC, News, Politics, Provincial

As of Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, 89.9% (4,481,509) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 84% (4,187,417) have received their second dose.

In addition, 92.7% (4,298,551) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 90.1% (4,175,103) have received their second dose and 46.4% (2,152,427) have received a third dose.

Also, 93.1% (4,026,371) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 90.5% (3,915,756) received their second dose and 49.7% (2,150,480) have received a third dose.

B.C. is reporting 1,236 new cases of COVID-19, including two new epi-linked cases, for a total of 325,851 cases in the province.

There are 28,302 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 293,488 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 1,035 COVID-positive individuals are in hospital and 139 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

  • 253 new cases in Fraser Health
    • Total active cases: 11,756
  • 212 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
    • Total active cases: 5,878
  • 406 new cases in Interior Health
    • Total active cases: 7,949
  • 171 new cases in Northern Health
    • Total active cases: 1,167
  • 188 new cases in Island Health
    • Total active cases: 1,534
  • six new cases of people who reside outside of Canada

In the past 24 hours, nine new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,625.

The new deaths include:

There are two new health-care facility outbreaks at Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens and Berwick on The Lake (Island Health). The outbreaks at Menno Hospital, Buchanan Lodge, Eden Care Centre (Fraser Health), Royal Jubilee Hopsital and Comox Valley Seniors Village (Island Health) have been declared over, for a total of 55 facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

  • long-term care:
    • George Derby Centre, Cascade Lodge, Mountain View Manor, Queen’s Park Care Centre, Royal City Manor, Residence at Clayton Heights (Fraser Health)
    • Evergreen House, Louis Brier Home and Hospital (Vancouver Coastal Health)
    • Lakeview Lodge, Heritage Square, Village at Smith Creek, Westview Place, Pinegrove Care Centre, Mariposa Gardens, Joseph Creek Care Village, Hamlets at Penticton, Mount Ida Mews, Cottonwoods Care Centre, Dr. Andrew Pavillion, Poplar Ridge, Monashee Mews, Noric House, McKinney Place, Glenmore Lodge (Interior Health)
    • Eden Gardens, Glenwarren Lodge, Kiwanis Village Lodge, Saanich Peninsula Hospital – long-term care, Dufferin Place, Beacon Hill Villa, Salvation Army Sunset Lodge, James Bay Care Centre, Veterans Memorial Lodge, Sunset Lodge, Eagle Ridge Manor, Fir Park Village, The Summit, Echo Village, Arrowsmith Lodge, Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence, Woodgrove Manor, Amica on the Gorge, The Gardens at Qualicum Beach, Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens, Berwick on The Lake (Island Health)
  • acute care:
    • Langley Memorial Hospital, Laurel Place, Queen’s Park Care Centre (Fraser Health)
    • Victoria General Hospital, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Cowichan District Hospital (Island Health)
    • Kelowna General Hospital (Interior Health)
  • assisted or independent living:
    • Crestview Village, Summerland Senior’s Village (Interior Health)
    • Nanaimo Seniors Village (Island Health)

From Jan. 24-30, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 25.3% of cases.

From Jan. 17-30, they accounted for 30.8% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Jan. 24-30) – Total 11,068

  • Not vaccinated: 2,260 (20.4%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 543 (4.9%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 8,265 (74.7%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Jan. 17-30) – Total 1,129

  • Not vaccinated: 297 (26.3%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 51 (4.5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 781 (69.2%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 24-30)

  • Not vaccinated: 418.2
  • Partially vaccinated: 166.6
  • Fully vaccinated: 216.5

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Jan. 17-30)

  • Not vaccinated: 75.4
  • Partially vaccinated: 41.5
  • Fully vaccinated: 16.7

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 10,779,487 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

For the Feb. 1, 2022, presentation on COVID-19 hospitalizations:

For information on when to get a COVID-19 test:

For information on COVID-19 treatments including Paxlovid:

For the Jan. 28, 2022, presentation, Two Years of Working Together, visit:

For the Jan. 21, 2022, presentation on COVID-19 hospitalization risk, visit:

For the Jan. 14, 2022, modelling presentation, visit:

For weekly update on Variants of Concern (VOC), visit:

For information on booster doses, visit:

For the Dec. 21, 2021, announcement on additional COVID-19 measures, visit:

For the Dec. 21, 2021, PowerPoint presentation on COVID-19 updated measures, boosters and rapid antigen testing in B.C., visit:

For the Dec. 17, 2021, announcement on new COVID-19 measures, visit:

For the Nov. 23, 2021, announcement on COVID-19 pediatric vaccine for children aged 5-11, visit:

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children:

For information on a third dose for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, visit:

As they become available, information on school outbreaks will be posted online:

For surgical renewal commitment progress reports, visit:

To learn about how B.C. counts its daily COVID-19 cases in hospitals, visit:

To learn about the BC Vaccine Card and how to access yours, visit:

For the Aug. 12, 2021, announcement on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for long-term care workers, visit:

For information on breakthrough cases, see the BCCDC weekly data summary:

Detailed data is posted daily on the BCCDC dashboard: or:

To register to be immunized or to learn about getting your second dose, visit:


For the provincial health officer’s orders and guidance, visit:

For guidance on restrictions, visit:

The latest updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing centre near you: or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

For COVID-19 exposure events, updates and information, visit:

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