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The BC Ministry of Health reported 2,944 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 29th.

There have been 235,658 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 571
  • Fraser Health: 1,591
  • Island Health: 219
  • Interior Health: 374
  • Northern Health: 66
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

There are currently 16,014 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

227,780 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 193 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 66 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

5 new people have died from COVID-related causes since December 24th, making the provincial death toll 2,419.

Outbreaks

There have been 5 new health-care facility outbreaks in the province: The Oxford Senior Care Home, Fort Langley Seniors Community, AgeCare Harmony Court, The Waverly Seniors Village (Fraser Health) and UBC Hospital – Detwiller Pavillion (Vancouver Coastal Health).

There are a total of 7 ongoing health care outbreaks in the province.

There is currently 1 health care outbreak in the Island Health region.

Vaccinations

As of Wednesday, December 29th: 

  • 9,337,772 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC
  • 88.0% (4,384,402) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.8% (4,129,587) have received their second dose.
  • 91.9% (4,259,339) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 89.1% (4,129,454) received their second dose, and 18.5% (858,774) have received a third dose.
  • 92.3% (3,990,578) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 89.6% (3,873,920) received their second dose, and 19.8% (857,935) have received a third dose.

You can view the worldwide stats here.

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