BC health officials report 566 new COVID-19 cases

Dec 8 2020, 4:25 pm

A total of 566 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in BC as of Tuesday, bringing the provincially recorded total to 38,718.

In a written statement, Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, said that broken down by health authority, this equates to 136 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 297 cases in Fraser Health, 11 cases on Vancouver Island, 74 cases in Interior Health, and 48 cases in Northern health.

There are 9,315 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 352 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 74 of whom are in intensive care.

There have been 16 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 543 deaths in British Columbia.

There have been no new health-care facility or community outbreaks.