B.C. reports 3,144 COVID cases, 9 additional deaths over a 24 hour period

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B.C. is reporting 3,144 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and nine additional deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours.

The Fraser Health reported 1,416 new cases in the last 24 hours, Vancouver Coastal Health reported 483 new cases, Interior Health reported 526 new cases, Northern Health reported 244 new cases, and Island Health reported 475 new cases.

In the past 24 hours, nine new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,439, the B.C. government said in a statement.

The statement further added that Fraser Health reported 5 additional deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, while Vancouver Coastal Health and Island Health each reported two additional deaths.

There are 33,184 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 240,198 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 349 individuals are in hospital and 93 are in intensive care.

The B.C. government also added as of Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, 88.5% (4,410,494) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.1% (4,142,030) have received their second dose.

In addition, 92.1% (4,269,410) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 89.4% (4,141,729) have received their second dose and 23.5% (1,089,023) have received a third dose.

Also, 92.5% (3,999,841) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 89.8% (3,885,236) received their second dose and 25.2% (1,088,028) have received a third dose.

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