BC Government: COVID-19 pandemic update

Press Release

VICTORIA – As of Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, 88.3% (4,399,771) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83% (4,136,540) have received their second dose.

In addition, 92% (4,264,858) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 89.2% (4,136,309) received their second dose and 20.7% (961,014) have received a third dose.

Also, 92.4% (3,995,659) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 89.7% (3,880,253) received their second dose and 22.2% (960,090) have received a third dose.

Over the past 24 hours, B.C. is reporting 2,542 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 266,710 cases in the province.

There are 27,106 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 236,309 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 298 individuals are in hospital and 86 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

  • 1,458 new cases in Fraser Health
    • Total active cases: 12,729
  • 329 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
    • Total active cases: 8,274
  • 270 new cases in Interior Health
    • Total active cases: 2,250
  • 125 new cases in Northern Health
    • Total active cases: 737
  • 360 new cases in Island Health
    • Total active cases: 3,113
  • no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
    • Total active cases: three

Since Dec. 31, 2021, four new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,427.

The new deaths include:

  • Interior Health: one
  • Northern Health: one
  • Island Health: two

There have been nine new health-care facility outbreaks at Surrey Memorial Hospital, The Residence in Mission, Czorny Alzheimer Centre, Hawthorne Lodge (Fraser Health), Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre, Fraserview Retirement Community, Lakeview Care Centre (Vancouver Coastal Health), Mount Cartier Court (Interior Health) and Victoria General Hospital (Island Health), for a total of 24 facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

  • long-term care:
    • The Oxford Senior Care Home, Fort Langley Seniors Community, AgeCare Harmony Court, New Vista Care Centre, Chartwell Langley Gardens, Chartwell Carlton Gardens, Chartwell Crescent Gardens, Guildford Seniors Village, The Residence in Mission, Czorny Alzheimer Centre, Hawthorne Lodge (Fraser Health);
    • Kopernik Lodge, Fraserview Retirement Community, Lakeview Care Centre (Vancouver Coastal Health);
    • Ridgeview Lodge, Mount Cartier Court (Interior Health); and
    • Amica Douglas House (Island Health)
  • acute care:
    • Mission Memorial Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health);
    • Lions Gate Hospital, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre (Vancouver Coastal Health); and
    • Victoria General Hospital (Island Health)
  • assisted or independent living:
    • The Waverly Seniors Village (Fraser Health)
  • mental health and substance use:
    • UBC Hospital – Detwiller Pavillion (Vancouver Coastal Health)

From Dec. 23-29, 2021, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 16% of cases, and from Dec. 16-29, they accounted for 55% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Dec. 23-29) – Total 17,762

  • Not vaccinated: 2,532 (14.3%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 306 (1.7%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 14,924 (84%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Dec. 16-29) – Total 180

  • Not vaccinated: 96 (53.3%)
  • Partially vaccinated: three (1.7%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 81 (45%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Dec. 23-29)

  • Not vaccinated: 403.9
  • Partially vaccinated: 102.4
  • Fully vaccinated: 325.7

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Dec. 16-29)

  • Not vaccinated: 22.3
  • Partially vaccinated: 2.2
  • Fully vaccinated: 1.7

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 9,460,862 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

For the weekly update on variants of concern, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/Documents/VoC/VoC_Weekly_Summary%20report_2021-12-31.pdf

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

For the Dec. 21, 2021, announcement on additional COVID-19 measures, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0234-002431

For the Dec. 21, 2021, PowerPoint presentation on COVID-19 updated measures, boosters and rapid antigen testing in B.C., visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/CovidMeasures.pdf

For the Dec. 17, 2021, announcement on new COVID-19 measures, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0230-002414

For the Nov. 23, 2021, announcement on COVID-19 pediatric vaccine for children aged 5-11, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0209-002245

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

As they become available, information on school outbreaks will be posted online: www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/public-exposures

For surgical renewal commitment progress reports, visit:

  • https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/surgical-renewal-progress-report-April-2021.pdf
  • https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/surgical-renewal-progress-report-Apr-May-2021.pdf
  • https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/surgical-renewal-progress-report-May-June-2021.pdf
  • https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/surgical-renewal-progress-report-June-July-2021.pdf

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

For the Aug. 12, 2021, announcement on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for long-term care workers, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/25143

For information on breakthrough cases, see the BCCDC weekly data summary: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data#summary

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

To register to be immunized or to learn about getting your second dose, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/register or https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/dose-2

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.

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

  • BCCDC: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/public-exposures
  • Fraser Health: fraserhealth.ca/covid19exposure
  • Interior Health: https://news.interiorhealth.ca/news/public-exposures/
  • Island Health: https://www.islandhealth.ca/learn-about-health/covid-19/data-outbreaks-facilities
  • Northern Health: https://www.northernhealth.ca/health-topics/outbreaks-and-exposures
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: http://www.vch.ca/covid-19/public-exposures


Ministry of Health
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