As of Monday, March 21, 2022, 90.8% (4,525,281) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 87.0% (4,338,756) have received their second dose.
In addition, 93.4% (4,329,544) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 91.0% (4,216,654) received their second dose and 57.0% (2,644,222) have received a third dose.
Also, 93.7% (4,054,680) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 91.4% (3,952,512) received their second dose and 58.9% (2,545,653) have received a third dose.
Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 506 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 354,084 cases in the province:
- March 18-19: 200 new cases
- March 19-20: 170 new cases
- March 20-21: 136 new cases
The new cases include:
- Fraser Health: 114
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 74
- Interior Health: 168
- Northern Health: 52
- Island Health: 98
- People who reside outside of Canada: zero
There are 271 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 and 49 are in intensive care.
In the past 72 hours, eight new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,974.
The new deaths include:
- Fraser Health: four
- Vancouver Coastal Health: one
- Northern Health: one
- Island Health: two
There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Selkirk Seniors Village (Island Health), for a total of eight facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:
- long-term care:
- Ponderosa, Hillside Village (Interior Health)
- Berwick House Gordon Head, The Heights at Mt. View, Luther Court, Yucalta Lodge and Selkirk Seniors Village (Island Health)
- acute care:
- Surrey Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health)
- assisted or independent living:
From March 11-17, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 16.8% of cases. From March 4-17, they accounted for 26.1% of hospitalizations.
Past week cases (March 11-17) - Total 1,487
- Not vaccinated: 222 (14.9%)
- Partially vaccinated: 28 (1.9%)
- Fully vaccinated: 1,237 (83.2%)
Past two weeks cases hospitalized (March 4-17) - Total 437
- Not vaccinated: 101 (23.1%)
- Partially vaccinated: 13 (3.0%)
- Fully vaccinated: 323 (73.9%)
Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 11-17)
- Not vaccinated: 61.6
- Partially vaccinated: 16.2
- Fully vaccinated: 26.8
Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (March 4-17)
- Not vaccinated: 30.4
- Partially vaccinated: 12.4
- Fully vaccinated: 6.9
Since December 2020, the Province has administered 11,449,892 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.
For rapid tests for people 30+ at pharmacies, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022HLTH0091-000387
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.