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What you need to know about COVID-19 in B.C. for Jan. 12 (SPH)

People run through Stanley Park on December 24, 2020. (Photo credit: CBC News)
People run through Stanley Park on December 24, 2020. (Photo credit: CBC News)

B.C.’s death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 1,000 over the weekend


  • On Monday, B.C. health officials confirmed 1,475 new cases of COVID-19 in the province over the last three days.
  • The provincial death toll from COVID-19 reached 1,010, as 22 more deaths were recorded.
  • There are 358 people in B.C. hospitals, including 72 in intensive care. 
  • There are 5,220 active cases in the province.
  • As of Monday, 59,902 people had received a COVID-19 vaccine dose in B.C.
  • B.C. has run out of doses of the Pfizer vaccine, but an additional shipment is expected later in the week.
  • Island Health is delivering doses of the Moderna vaccine to the Cowichan Tribes, whose older members are expected to receive their first shot this week.


  • The BC Coroners Service has confirmed that at least one refrigerated morgue truck has been deployed to a site in the Fraser Health Authority region, where more than half of the province’s COVID-19 deaths have occurred since the beginning of the pandemic. 
  • A COVID-19 outbreak at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver has spread to three units.
  • This online calculator estimates when you’ll receive your COVID-19 vaccine.
  • The mayor of North Cowichan slammed what he is calling fear-based racist comments directed at a First Nations community that’s been ravaged by COVID-19.

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