VICTORIA — British Columbia recorded a slight drop in hospitalizations from COVID-19 and no deaths were reported due to the virus Tuesday.

The Health Ministry says in a news release that there were 345 people in hospital and 50 were in intensive care.

On Monday, the province had 359 people in hospital and 51 in intensive care.

The ministry says 91.3 per cent of those eligible 12 and older have received their second dose of a vaccine while 56.7 per cent have had their third shot.

It says there are eight health-care facilities with ongoing outbreaks, although no new ones have been reported.

The death toll from the virus since the pandemic began is 2,946.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 15, 2022.

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