All B.C. long-term care home residents have been offered first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Photo is a screenshot from B.C. COVID-19 update livestream on Jan. 29.
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All long-term care home residents and staff who wanted to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have received their first dose, according to the province.

B.C. has immunized 124,979 people for COVID-19, including 4,262 second doses.

The province announced it will receive 20 per cent fewer Moderna vaccine doses than expected next week, due to manufacturing difficulties.

“We are working with what we have available to best address those most at risk and those hot spots and outbreaks that are happening in communities around the province,” said Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer. She added provincial health authorities still plan on starting its wider vaccination campaign in April. 

Island Health

There are 233 active cases of COVID-19 in the Island Health region, including 30 reported in the last 24 hours. That number includes 170 in the central island region, an increase of three since yesterday, along with 50 in the south and 13 in the north. No additional deaths were reported. Island Health’s seven day rolling case average is 27.

There are 12 people hospitalized with the virus and five in ICU, according to the B.C. government’s COVID-19 dashboard.

There were 1,275 COVID-19 tests done in the in the past 24 hours.

Province-wide

B.C. recorded 514 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths over the last 24 hours. There are 4,557 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, up 102 since yesterday. That number includes 292 people in hospital and 74 in critical care.

There are over 7,000 people under active public health monitoring as a result of exposure to the virus, according to Henry. 

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