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Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update | BC Gov News

November 25, 2021 3:45 pm
Provincial

 

As of Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, 91.0% (4,218,099) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 87.5% (4,056,728) received their second dose.

In addition, 91.4% (3,953,383) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 88.1% (3,808,967) received their second dose.

B.C. is reporting 424 new cases of COVID-19, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 216,758 cases in the province.

There are currently 3,061 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 211,202 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 295 individuals are in hospital and 112 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

  • 140 new cases in Fraser Health
    • Total active cases: 1,092
  • 62 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
  • 93 new cases in Interior Health
  • 66 new cases in Northern Health
  • 63 new cases in Island Health
  • no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada

In the past 24 hours, three new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,316.

The new deaths include:

  • Fraser Health: two
  • Interior Health: one

There have been two new health-care facility outbreaks at Ridge Meadows Hospital (Fraser Health) and St. Paul’s Hospital (Vancouver Coastal Health). The outbreaks at Royal Inland Hospital (Interior Health) have been declared over, for a total of 10 facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

  • long-term care:
    • Queens Park Care Centre, Tabor Home, Maplewood House, George Derby Centre, Dufferin Care Centre (Fraser Health); and
    • Peace Villa (Northern Health)
  • acute care:
    • Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Ridge Meadows Hospital (Fraser Health); and
    • St. Paul’s Hospital (Vancouver Coastal Health)
  • assisted or independent living:
    • Laurier Manor (Northern Health)

The outbreaks at Mar Jok Elementary and M.V. Beattie Elementary School (Interior Health) have been declared over.

From Nov. 17-23, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 58.9% of cases and from Nov. 10- 23 they accounted for 68.5% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Nov. 17-23) – Total 2,650

  • Not vaccinated: 1,461 (55.1%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 101 (3.8%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,088 (41.1%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Nov. 10-23) – Total 301

  • Not vaccinated: 188 (62.5%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 18 (6.0%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 95 (31.6%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Nov. 17-23)    

  • Not vaccinated: 197.7
  • Partially vaccinated: 44.6
  • Fully vaccinated: 24.4

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Nov. 10-23)

  • Not vaccinated: 39.3
  • Partially vaccinated: 11.6
  • Fully vaccinated: 2.1

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 8,609,643 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

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 the joint statement on Health Canada approval of COVID-19 pediatric vaccine, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0204-002205

For the Oct. 26, 2021, announcement on COVID-19 booster shots for all British Columbians, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/25604

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

For regional restrictions in the Northern Health region, visit: https://www.northernhealth.ca/sites/northern_health/files/health-information/health-topics/orders/documents/nh-gatherings-events-orders-oct-2021.pdf

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:

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:


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