BC records lowest number of daily COVID-19 cases since Nov. 5

Dec 22 2020, 4:01 pm

British Columbia health officials confirmed 444 new COVID-19 cases in the province on Tuesday, the lowest daily total since November 5.

The province now has recorded a total of 47,510 cases.

In a written statement, BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that by specific health region, this equates to 79 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 256 new cases in the Fraser Health region, nine in the Island Health region, 78 in the Interior Health region, and 22 in the Northern Health region.

There are 9,481 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 357 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 84 of whom are in intensive care.

There have been 12 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 777 deaths in British Columbia.

Henry noted that since the start of immunizations, 4,108 people have received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in BC, and today, vaccine clinics got underway in the Island Health, Interior Health, and Northern Health regions, as well as those in Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal.

A total of 36,094 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have now recovered.