(Dr. Bonnie Henry/BC Gov Flickr)

The B.C. Ministry of Health reported 522 new cases of COVID-19 across the province on Tuesday, for a total of 43,463 cases since the pandemic began.

In total, 10,620 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 26,205 in Fraser Health, 794 in Vancouver Island Health region, 2,907 in Interior Health, 1,368 in Northern Health region, and 100 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases in B.C. has dropped from 10,039 to 9,860.

There are now a total of 361 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 93 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

21 more people have died from COVID-related causes, bringing the provincial death toll to 668.

10,768 people are in isolation, under active public health monitoring, after exposure to COVID-19.

A total of 31,866 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.


One new health-care facility outbreak has been declared at Burnaby Hospital, and one new community outbreak has been declared at Teck Resources Elkview and Fording River operations.

There has also been a community cluster reported at Big White Ski Resort.

Outbreaks at Langley Memorial Hospital, and Cambridge and Newtown Elementary schools, have been declared over.

In total, there are 64 assisted-living, long-term care homes, seniors’ rental buildings and acute-care facilities with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks.

Outbreaks and other exposure events can be linked to from the BC Centre for Disease Control website.

More COVID-19 coverage from Victoria Buzz, including the latest news on vaccines.

Island Health

Seven new cases were reported in the Island Health region on Tuesday.

There are now 82 active cases remaining on the Island. Across Health Service Delivery Area, they are:

  • South Island: 26 | Total cases: 25
  • Central Island: 37 | Total cases: 358
  • North Island: 19 | Total cases: 177

Island Health’s chart below shows the region’s COVID-19 curve over the course of the pandemic.

Island Health Dec 15
(Island Health)

Government agencies have set up a number of websites for British Columbians who need more information on COVID-19. Some links include:

At the time of this publication, 73,760,103 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 1,640,046 have died, and 51,778,971 have recovered.

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