BC health officials announce 2,146 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

Dec 14 2020, 3:15 pm

British Columbia health officials have announced 2,146 new test-positive coronavirus cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 42,943.

During a press conference on Monday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 698 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 689 from Saturday to Sunday, and 759 from Sunday to Monday.

Broken down by health region, this equates to 300 new cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,474 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 29 new cases in the Island Health region, 250 new cases in the Interior Health region, 91 new cases in the Northern Health region, and two new cases from people who reside outside of Canada.

There were also 49 more deaths over the weekend, bringing the death toll to 647.

There are currently 10,039 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 11,177 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 359 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 87 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Henry said that 31,207 individuals who tested positive have now recovered.

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