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BC reports 2,554 new confirmed cases of COVID-19; 412 in Island Health

Health officials in B.C. are reporting 2,554 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 36,049 active cases.

Island health has 412 new cases, and the health sector has 3,193 active cases.

Of the active cases in the province, 534 people are in hospital – a record high, previously set at 515 on April 28, 2021 – 102 people are in intensive care.

Island Health has 65 people in hospital, nine in intensive care.

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Seven new deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll from Kovid-19 in the province to 2,462. Two deaths occurred at Island Health.

Island Health has new COVID outbreaks at Dufferin Place and Beacon Hill Villa, adding to the eight active health outbreaks in the health authority.

The Hamlets in Lakeview Lodge, Vernon, Brocklehurst gem is the new outbreak of inner health.

From January 5-11, 21 per cent of cases have been reported in people who have not been fully vaccinated. From December 29 to January 11, they accounted for 34.5 per cent of those hospitalised.

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Since December 2020, the province has given 9,897,611 doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

There are 885 new confirmed cases at Fraser Health, 485 at Vancouver Coastal Health, 462 at Internal Health, 304 at Northern Health, and six new cases from people who typically live outside Canada.

On January 12, BC conducted 14,717 tests, of which 1,385 were in island health.

A previous version of this story identified 11 active health care outbreaks in Island Health. Soon after publication, one was declared terminated and the story was updated to reflect that information.

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