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COVID-19: 80% of eligible adults in B.C. have received first vaccine

Syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray in a vaccination room at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Summary

There are 33 new infections and no new deaths since Monday

Of the active cases, 66 people are in hospital -- of whom 14 are in the ICU

B.C. has passed the 80 per cent mark for adults with their first dose of a vaccine

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — B.C. continues to report a low number of COVID-19 cases in the province as it passes the 80 per cent mark for adults with their first dose of a vaccine.

On Tuesday, B.C. reported just 33 people have been infected with COVID-19.

A majority of the cases continue to be reported in the Interior Health region.

A total of 148,187 cases have been recorded since the start of the pandemic and with no new deaths to report — the overall total remains at 1,760. Additionally, 145,775 people who tested positive have recovered.

Out of 639 active cases — 66 people are in hospital and 14 of those are in intensive care.

The province saw three outbreaks at acute care centres: Laurel Place at Surrey Memorial Hospital, Eagle Ridge Hospital, and Royal Inland Hospital.

Since December 2020, the province has administered 5,805,541 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

In B.C., 79.1 per cent of people 12 and up have one shot and 46 per cent are now fully vaccinated.