BC health officials report 518 new COVID-19 cases

Dec 23 2020, 3:44 pm

BC health officials said on Wednesday that 518 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the province, bringing the provincially recorded total to 48,027.

During a press conference, BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that by specific health region, this equates to 97 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 332 in the Fraser Health region, nine in the Island Health region, 49 in the Interior Health region, and 31 in the Northern Health region.

There are 9,137 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 348 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 80 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Currently, 9,689 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and there have been 19 new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 796 deaths in British Columbia.

A total of 36,952 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have now recovered.

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