COVID-19 pandemic update | BC Gov News

March 30, 2022 at 5:11 pm  BC, News, Politics, Provincial

As of Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 90.8% (4,528,240) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 87.3% (4,351,830) have received their second dose.

In addition, 93.5% (4,331,797) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 91.1% (4,220,677) received their second dose and 57.5% (2,665,395) have received a third dose.

Also, 93.8% (4,056,759) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 91.5% (3,955,946) received their second dose and 59.3% (2,562,901) have received a third dose.

B.C. is reporting 291 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 356,252 cases in the province.

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: 60
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 53
  • Interior Health: 102
  • Northern Health: 19
  • Island Health: 57
  • People who reside outside of Canada: zero

There are 276 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 and 43 are in intensive care.

In the past 24 hours, six new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,996.

  • Fraser Health: one
  • Interior Health: one
  • Northern Health: three
  • Island Health: one

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks, for a total of seven facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

  • long-term care:
    • The Heights at Mt. View, Selkirk Seniors Village, Amica Douglas House, Acacia Ty Mawr, Sunridge Place Seniors and Ayre Manor (Island Health)
  • acute care:
    • Surrey Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health)
  • assisted or independent living:

From March 22-28, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 17.7% of cases. From March 15-28, they accounted for 20.4% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (March 22-28) – Total 1,583

  • Not vaccinated: 256 (16.2%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 23 (1.5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,304 (82.3%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (March 15-28) – Total 363

  • Not vaccinated: 61 (16.8%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 13 (3.6%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 289 (79.6%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 22-28)

  • Not vaccinated: 73.3
  • Partially vaccinated: 15.8
  • Fully vaccinated: 28.0

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 15-28)

  • Not vaccinated: 18.6
  • Partially vaccinated: 11.9
  • Fully vaccinated: 6.1

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 11,487,827 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

For rapid tests for people 18+ at pharmacies, visit: http://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022HLTH0095-000409

For the March 10, 2022, announcement on lifting COVID-19 restrictions, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022HLTH0081-000324

For information on when to get a COVID-19 test: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/testing/when-to-get-a-covid-19-test

For information on COVID-19 treatments including Paxlovid: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/about-covid-19/treatments

For information on booster doses, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/booster

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/children

For information on a third dose for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/register#immunocompromised

To learn about how B.C. counts its daily COVID-19 cases in hospitals, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0058-001844

To learn about the BC Vaccine Card and how to access yours, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html

Detailed data is posted daily on the BCCDC dashboard: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data or: www.bccdc.ca

For the provincial health officer’s orders and guidance, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/current-health-topics/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

For guidance on restrictions, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions

The latest updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing centre near you: http://www.bccdc.ca/
Or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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