BC health officials announce 834 new COVID-19 cases

Dec 2 2020, 3:14 pm

British Columbia health officials announced 834 new test-positive coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 34,728.

During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that broken down by health region, this equates to 174 new cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 529 in the Fraser Health region, 20 in the Island Health region, 66 in the Interior Health region, and 45 in the Northern Health region.

There have been 12 more deaths in the past 24 hours as well, bringing the provincial death toll to 469.

Currently, 10,201 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

There are 337 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, 79 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Henry said that 24,424 individuals who tested positive have now recovered.

*Editor’s note: The original version of this article contained an incorrect number of deaths. That has now been amended and the article has been updated to reflect that change.

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