COVID-19 update for Jan. 10: Here’s the latest on coronavirus in B.C.

Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C.

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Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C. for Jan. 10, 2022.

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We’ll provide summaries of what’s going on in B.C. right here so you can get the latest news at a glance. This page will be updated regularly throughout the day, with developments added as they happen.

Check back here for more updates throughout the day. You can also get the latest COVID-19 news delivered to your inbox weeknights at 7 p.m. by subscribing to our newsletter here.


B.C.’S COVID-19 CASE NUMBERS

As of the latest figures given on Jan. 7:

• Total number of confirmed cases: 276,875 (33,184 active)
• New cases: 3,144
• Total deaths: 2,439 (nine new deaths)
• Hospitalized cases: 349 (up by 25)
• Intensive care: 93 (up by 3)
• Total vaccinations: 4,269,410 received first dose (92.1% of eligible pop. 12+); 4,141,729 second doses (89.4%); 1,089,023 third doses (23.5%)
• Recovered from acute infection: 240,198
• Long-term care and assisted-living homes, and acute care facilities currently affected: 38

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IN-DEPTH:   Here are all the B.C. cases of the novel coronavirus in 2021 | in 2020


B.C. GUIDES AND LINKS

COVID-19: B.C.’s vaccine passport is here and this is how it works

COVID-19: Afraid of needles? Here’s how to overcome your fear and get vaccinated

COVID-19: Here’s where to get tested in Metro Vancouver

B.C. COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool


LATEST NEWS on COVID-19 in B.C.

3 p.m. or later – Health officials are set to share latest figures on COVID-19 in B.C.

Health officials are expected to update the number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and recoveries across the province.

Popularity plummets for Dr. Bonnie Henry, Adrian Dix: Poll

Dr. Bonnie Henry’s popularity has taken a hit as Omicron sweeps across the province.

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According to a poll undertaken by Leger on behalf of Postmedia, the provincial health officer’s popularity is at an all-time low at 62 per cent, a drop of 13 per cent since the last Postmedia poll in June, when she was at 55 per cent.

And it’s a bigger drop, 19 per cent, from the start of 2021 when Henry polled at 81 per cent.

The approval rating for Adrian Dix, the health minister, fell to 55 per cent, from 69 per cent in June and 75 per cent at the beginning of 2021. The poll has been taken every month for the first half of the year, then again between Dec. 31 and Jan. 2.

Read the full story here.

— Gordon McIntyre

Nearly half of five- to 11-year-olds haven’t been registered in B.C. for vaccine appointments

Nearly half of B.C.’s 350,000 five- to 11-year-olds haven’t registered for a COVID-19 vaccine as Omicron continues to surge and school is set to resume Monday.

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Health Canada approved the Pfizer vaccine for children on Nov. 19 last year and it was available to the five-to-11 group later in the month.

Health officials, including in B.C., have encouraged children to get the vaccine to protect themselves and others, particularly as Omicron cases have risen exponentially.

Information released Friday by B.C. health officials showed 140,711 kids had received their first dose. Another nearly 41,300 children had registered with the province’s booking system, about one-third of whom have an appointment.

But that leaves 167,000 children who haven’t yet registered with the vaccine booking system, noted B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix.

Read the full story here.

— Gordon Hoekstra

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DEATHS BY HEALTH AUTHORITY


B.C. VACCINE TRACKER


WHAT’S HAPPENING ACROSS CANADA


LOCAL RESOURCES for COVID-19 information

Here are a number of information and landing pages for COVID-19 from various health and government agencies.

B.C. COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool

Vancouver Coastal Health – Information on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

HealthLink B.C. – Coronavirus (COVID-19) information page

B.C. Centre for Disease Control – Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Government of Canada – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update

World Health Organization – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

–with files from The Canadian Press

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