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The BC Ministry of Health reported 379 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 8th.

There have been 221,235 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 64
  • Fraser Health: 104
  • Island Health: 65
  • Interior Health: 94
  • Northern Health: 49
  • Resident outside Canada: 3

There are currently 2,874 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

215,884 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 224 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 77 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 2,369.

Outbreaks

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.

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

Island Health:

Island Health reported 65 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 476 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 76 │Total Cases: 4959
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 195 │ Total Cases: 6222
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 205 │Total Cases: 2030

34 people remain in hospital with 7 in ICU. 

There were 3 new deaths reported in the Island Health region today, and a total of 127 deaths on Vancouver Island.

Vaccinations

As of Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, 85.8% 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 11% have received a third dose.

Also, 91.8% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 88.8% received their second dose and 12% have received a third dose.

To date, 8,859,240 (+26,660) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 4,091,486 (+2,877) of which are second doses.

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