BC health officials report 2,020 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

Dec 7 2020, 3:52 pm

British Columbia health officials announced on Monday there have been 2,020 new test-positive COVID-19 cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 38,152.

During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 647 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 726 from Saturday to Sunday, and 647 from Sunday to Monday.

Broken down by health region, this equates to 304 new cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,362 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 45 new cases in the Island Health region, 203 new cases in the Interior Health region, and 106 new cases in the Northern Health region.

There were also 35 more deaths over the weekend, bringing the death toll to 527.

There are currently 9,380 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 10,747 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 359 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 77 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Henry said that 27,287 individuals who tested positive have now recovered.

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