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More than 200 people under 30 with COVID-19 hospitalized in B.C.

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January 18, 2021 - 10:39 AM

While people over 80 are the most likely to get extremely ill and die from COVID-19, the virus does not spare those in younger age groups from suffering.

No one under the age of 30 has died from COVID-19 so far in B.C., but 209 people in that age group have been hospitalized, 26 of whom ended up in intensive care units.

That includes 36 children under the age of 10 who were hospitalized, two of whom were in intensive care, according to a new Situation Report posted on the B.C. Centre for Disease Control’s website.

The report shows that 285 adults between the ages of 30 and 39 were hospitalized, 62 of whom were in intensive care units and four of them died.

Up until Jan. 9, there 1,012 COVID-19 deaths in B.C., with 718 (71 per cent) people over the age of 80 while only five per cent of B.C.’s population is more than 80 years old.

In all, 3,261 B.C. residents have been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic, including 242 in the Interior Health region.

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Of the 1,012 deaths, 43 were in the Interior Health region.

There have been 271 outbreaks in long-term care or assisted living facilities, and some were hit with outbreaks more than once.

Almost 3,000 care home residents and 2,000 staff members have been infected in these facilities. The 739 people who died were residents.

The report also shows that four B.C. residents have become ill with the United Kingdom variant of the disease and one with the South African variant.

The full report can be read here.

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