(Dr. Bonnie Henry/Photo by Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 1,474 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 22nd.

There have been 231,117 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 711
  • Fraser Health: 435
  • Island Health: 176
  • Interior Health: 113
  • Northern Health: 39
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

There are currently 7,253 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

221,280 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 187 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 71 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

6 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll 2,409.

Outbreaks

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks in the province.

There is a total of 1 ongoing health care outbreaks in the province.

There are currently no health care outbreaks in the Island Health region.

Island Health:

Island Health reported 176 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 961 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 524 │Total Cases: 5877
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 242 │ Total Cases: 6670
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 195│Total Cases: 2472

38 people remain in hospital with 15 in ICU. 

There was 2 new deaths reported in the Island Health region today, and a total of 138 deaths on Vancouver Island.

Vaccinations

As of Wednesday, December 22nd:

  • 9,219,326 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC
  • 87.6% (4,366,010) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.7% (4,122,434) have received their second dose.
  • 91.8% (4,253,714) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 88.9% (4,122,360) have received their second dose and 16% (764,498) have received a third dose.
  • 92.1% (3,985,464) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 89.4% (3,867,516) have received their second dose and 18% (763,715) have received a third dose.

You can view the worldwide stats here.

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