B.C. reports 3,223 new cases of COVID-19 over a 24-hour period

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The B.C. government announced Thursday that the health authorities have identified 3,223 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

“B.C. is reporting 3,223 new cases of COVID-19, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 273,731 cases in the province,” the B.C. government said in a statement.

The statement further added that the Fraser Health reported 1,538 new cases in the past 24 hours, Vancouver Coastal Health reported 662 new cases, Interior Health reported 408 new cases, Northern Health reported 194 new cases, and Island Health reported 417 new cases.

In the past 24 hours, three new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,430, the B.C. government said, adding that the Fraser Health reported two deaths, while Northern Health reported one additional death due to COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the B.C. government said as of Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, 88.4% (4,406,651) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.1% (4,140,207) have received a second dose.

In addition, 92.1% (4,267,843) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 89.3% (4,139,941) have received their second dose and 22.5% (1,042,480) have received a third dose.

Also, 92.4% (3,998,399) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 89.8% (3,883,599) have received their second dose and 24.1% (1,041,515) have received a third dose.

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