(Dr. Bonnie Henry/BC Gov Flickr)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 1,129 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on  Monday, December 13th, with over 300 of those cases being reported in the Island Health region.

There have been 223,142 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

On Monday, Island Health and UVic released a joint statement on the cluster of cases associated with people who attended off-campus events.

As of December 13th, there are a total of 124 cases associated with this cluster with at least four of those cases being the Omicron variant of concern, with more cases expected.

Day-to-Day Breakdown:

  • Friday-Saturday: 415
  • Saturday-Sunday: 365
  • Sunday-Monday: 349

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 565
  • Fraser Health: 342
  • Island Health: 307
  • Interior Health: 200
  • Northern Health: 78
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

There are currently 2,949 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

217,705 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 185 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 72 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

5 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll at 2,386. 

Island Health:

Island Health reported 307 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 683 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 268 │Total Cases: 5208
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 197 │ Total Cases: 6368
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 218 │Total Cases: 2200

33 people remain in hospital with 12 in ICU. 

There was 1 new death reported in the Island Health region today, and a total of 132 deaths on Vancouver Island.

Vaccinations

As of today, 86.5% (4,310,875) of eligible people five and older in BC have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.3% (4,102,917) have received their second dose.

In addition, 91.5% (4,241,514) of eligible people 12 and older in BC have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 88.5% (4,102,880) received their second dose and 13% (589,595) have received a third dose.

Also, 91.9% (3,974,421) of all eligible adults in BC have received their first dose, 89% (3,850,076) received their second dose and 14% (588,870) have received a third dose.

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