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COVID-19 update: 2,086 new cases, 21 further deaths, 36 fewer in hospital

Active cases down in B.C., but up by 137 in Interior Health

B.C. is reporting 2,086 new cases of COVID-19, a decrease in hospitalizations by 36 and 21 further deaths over the past 24 hours due to the disease.

The province has also seen a drop in active cases over the past 24 hours, down by 2,410 to 30,058 total active cases in the province. Interior Health shares 7,434 of those active cases, up by 137 since yesterday.

The province also reported on Wednesday that the outbreak at Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre has now ended. The outbreak at Pine Grove Care Centre remains active.

There are now 949 patients in B.C. hospitals, with 136 of those patients requiring critical care in ICUs.

Among the deaths reported on Wednesday, 10 were in the Fraser Health region, six were in Vancouver Coastal Health and five were in Island Health. To date, 2,575 people have died due to COVID-19 in B.C.

From Jan. 18 to Jan. 24, a total of 13,400 people were confirmed positive for COVID-19. Of those, 22.4 per cent were not vaccinated, 5.8 per cent had one dose of the vaccine and 71.8 per cent were fully vaccinated.

And from Jan. 11 to Jan. 24, 25.2 per cent of the 1,328 people admitted to hospital were not vaccinated, while 4.7 per cent were partially vaccinated and 70.1 per cent were fully vaccinated.

As of Wednesday, 89.9 per cent of all people in British Columbia age 12 or older had received at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and are considered fully vaccinated, while 42.2 per cent had also received a third (booster) dose.