COVID-19: Here are all the B.C. cases of the novel coronavirus in 2022

A day-by-day rundown of COVID-19 cases in B.C. in 2022, including the latest case count, outbreaks and links to related stories and guides.

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The first case of COVID-19 appeared in B.C. on Jan. 27, a man in his 40s who had travelled to Wuhan, China. The first death was March 8, a man in his 80s who lived at the Lynn Valley Care Centre.

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A provincial state of emergency was called on March 20, 2020.

Symptoms include a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. Those who think they’re infected should call a health-care professional, or 811, before visiting a doctor’s office. Testing is on demand if showing even slight symptoms.

Here’s an updated list of cases confirmed in B.C., along with ages and health care region:

Vancouver Coastal Health oversees health care in Vancouver, Richmond, North and West Vancouver, regions along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, the Sunshine Coast and B.C.’s Central Coast.

Fraser Health oversees health care in Burnaby, New Westminster, Delta, White Rock, Surrey, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Langley, Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Kent, Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs and Hope.

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Island Health oversees health care on Vancouver Island from Cape Scott to Victoria, from Tofino to Campbell River.

Interior Health oversees health care in the Thompson Cariboo Shuswap region, the Okanagan, the Kootenay Boundary region, and the East Kootenay region.

Northern Health oversees the northern half of British Columbia.

As of the latest figures given on Jan. 4:

• Total number of confirmed cases: 266,710 (27,106 active)
• New cases: 2,542
• Total deaths: 2,427 (four new deaths since Dec. 31)
• Hospitalized cases: 298 (up by 78 since Dec. 31)
• Intensive care: 86 (up by 13 since Dec. 31)
• Total vaccinations: 4,264,858 received first dose (92% of eligible pop. 12+); 4,136,309 second doses (89.2%); 961,014 third doses (20.7%)
• Recovered from acute infection: 236,309
• Long-term care and assisted-living homes, and acute care facilities currently affected: 24

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Confirmed cases by region since the start of the pandemic (Updated to Jan. 4):

• Fraser Health: 131,001
• Vancouver Coastal Health: 57,066
• Interior Health: 39,499
• Northern Health: 19,527
• Island Health: 19,305
• Non-Canadian residents: 312

Source: B.C. Centre for Disease Control

Health care facilities affected

Seniors’ care homes and acute care facilities with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks (Updated to Dec. 31):

Vancouver Coastal Health
Kopernik Lodge, Fraserview Retirement Community, Lakeview Care Centre

Fraser Health
The Oxford Senior Care Home, Fort Langley Seniors Community, AgeCare Harmony Court, New Vista Care Centre, Chartwell Langley Gardens, Chartwell Carlton Gardens, Chartwell Crescent Gardens, Guildford Seniors Village, The Residence in Mission, Czorny Alzheimer Centre, Hawthorne Lodge

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Northern Health
None

Interior Health
Ridgeview Lodge, Mount Cartier Court

Island Health
Amica Douglas House

Acute-care
Mission Memorial Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health); Lions Gate Hospital, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre (Vancouver Coastal Health); and Victoria General Hospital (Island Health)


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Jan. 4 – 2,454 new cases, four deaths

There were 2,542 new cases of COVID-19 reported over the past day and there are now 27,106 active cases. Of those active cases, 298 are being treated in hospital with 86 people in intensive care. On Dec. 31 there were 220 people in hospital.

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B.C. tested 12,876 people on Tuesday (down from a peak of 21,000 last week), with a test positive rate of almost 20 per cent. Four people have died of the disease since Dec. 31, including two in Island Health and one each in Northern and Interior Health.

Of the new cases, the vast majority were in the Fraser Health, which recorded 1,458 positive tests. There were also 360 new cases in Island Health, 329 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 270 in Interior Health and 125 in Northern Health.

Outbreaks have been declared at nine more health-care facilities, including Surrey Memorial Hospital, The Residence in Mission, Czorny Alzheimer Centre, Hawthorne Lodge (Fraser Health); Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre, Fraserview Retirement Community, Lakeview Care Centre (Vancouver Coastal Health); Mount Cartier Court (Interior Health); and Victoria General Hospital (Island Health).

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