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The BC Ministry of Health reported 341 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, December 9th.

There have been 221,576 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 61
  • Fraser Health: 83
  • Island Health: 98
  • Interior Health: 70
  • Northern Health: 29
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

There are currently 2,915 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

216,185 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 220 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 73 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

9 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll 2,378.


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

There are a total of 5 ongoing health care outbreaks in the province.

Island Health:

Island Health reported 98 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 529 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 117 │Total Cases: 5007
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 199 │ Total Cases: 6258
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 213 │Total Cases: 2068

34 people remain in hospital with 8 in ICU. 

There were 3 new deaths reported in the Island Health region today, and a total of 130 deaths on Vancouver Island.


As of Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, 85.9% of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.1% have received their second dose.

In addition, 91.4% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 88.3% received their second dose and 12% have received a third dose.

Also, 91.8% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 88.8% have received their second dose and 13% have received a third dose.

To date, 8,889,167 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 4,094,539 of which are second doses.

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You can view the worldwide stats here.

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