BC health officials announce 2,206 COVID-19 cases, 74 deaths since December 24

Dec 29 2020, 3:18 pm

Health officials in British Columbia have announced a total of 2,206 new test-positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the provincially recorded total to 50,815. 

Tuesday’s announcement is the first case update since December 24 and contains five reporting periods spanning from December 25 to 29.

During a live announcement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry explained that the cases over the past five days are as follows:

Number of cases: 
December 24 to 25: 512
December 25 to 26: 447
December 26 to 27: 424
December 27 to 28:  441
December 28 to 29:  382
Total: 2,206

By specific health region, this equates to 378 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,375 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 44 in the Island Health region, 238 in the Interior Health region, and 171 in the Northern Health region.

Another 74 people died over the past five days, bringing BC’s death toll to 882.

Additionally, there are 7,580 active COVID-19 cases in the province right now. Of those, 373 people are in the hospital, 80 of which are in the ICU.

There are 9,414 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

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