COVID-19 pandemic update | BC Gov News

April 6, 2022 at 4:21 pm  BC, News, Politics, Provincial

As of Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 90.9% (4,530,329) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 87.5% (4,359,332) have received their second dose.

In addition, 93.5% (4,333,488) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 91.1% (4,223,424) received their second dose and 57.8% (2,679,288) have received a third dose.

Also, 93.8% (4,058,313) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 91.5% (3,958,373) received their second dose and 59.5% (2,574,997) have received a third dose.

B.C. is reporting 216 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 357,974 cases in the province.

Note: The numbers of total and new cases are provisional and will be updated when verified in the weekly report starting Thursday, April 7, 2022.

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: 55
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 31
  • Interior Health: 76
  • Northern Health: 15
  • Island Health: 39
  • People who reside outside of Canada: zero

There are 329 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 and 37 are in intensive care.

Note: An update on number of deaths related to COVID-19 will be provided on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. The outbreak at Surrey Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health) has been declared over, for a total of 11 facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

  • long-term care:
    • Monashee Mews, Parkview Place, Overlander (Interior Health)
    • The Heights at Mt. View, Selkirk Seniors Village, Amica Douglas House, Acacia Ty Mawr, Sunridge Place Seniors and Ayre Manor (Island Health)
  • acute care:
    • Burnaby Hospital (Fraser Health) and Cowichan District Hospital (Island Health)
  • assisted or independent living:

As of April 6, people not vaccinated accounted for 12% of the B.C. population, while they account for 19% of COVID-19 critical care patients in hospital.

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 11,511,781 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

For the April 5, 2022, announcement on B.C.’s next steps in COVID-19 response, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022HLTH0112-000501

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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