B.C. reports 2,859 new cases and six deaths due to COVID-19 on Wednesday

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B.C. is reporting 2,859 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and six additional deaths over a 24 hour period.

The Fraser Health reported 982 new cases, Vancouver Coastal Health reported 697 new cases, and Interior Health reported 534 new cases in the past 24 hours.

The northern Health reported 195 new cases, while Island Health reported 451 new cases.

In the past 24 hours, six new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,455, the B.C. government said in a statement, adding that Fraser Health and Island Health each reported two deaths, while Vancouver Coastal Health and Northern Health reported one death each in the last 24 hours.

The statement further added that as of Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, 88.9% (4,429,847) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.2% (4,148,538) have received their second dose.

In addition, 92.2% (4,275,308) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 89.5% (4,148,174) received their second dose and 27.9% (1,293,926) have received a third dose.

Also, 92.6% (4,005,282) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 90% (3,891,188) received their second dose and 29.9% (1,292,823) have received a third dose.

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