B.C. reports 2,275 new cases of COVID-19 over a 24-hour period

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B.C. is reporting 2,275 new cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths due to the virus over a 24 hour period.

“B.C. is reporting 2,275 new cases of COVID-19, including five epi-linked cases, for a total of 293,521 cases in the province,” the B.C. government said in a statement.

The statement further added that there are 35,943 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 251,846 people who tested positive have recovered.

Of the active cases, 646 COVID-positive individuals are in hospital and 95 are in intensive care.

The Fraser Health reported 813 new cases in the last 24 hours, Vancouver Coastal Health reported 523 new cases, Interior Health reported 412 new cases, the Northern Health reported 227 new cases, and Island Health reported 297 cases.

Of the new deaths, three were reported in Fraser Health, two were reported in Interior Health, and one was reported in Island Health.

The B.C. government also added that as of Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, 89.0% (4,436,446) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.3% (4,152,386) have received their second dose.

In addition, 92.3% (4,278,594) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 89.6% (4,151,964) have received their second dose and 30.5% (1,412,008) have received a third dose.

Also, 92.7% (4,008,308) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 90.0% (3,894,687) received their second dose and 32.6% (1,410,852) have received a third dose.

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