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The BC Ministry of Health reported 405 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, December 3rd.

There have been 219,584 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 45
  • Fraser Health: 110
  • Island Health: 96
  • Interior Health: 97
  • Northern Health: 57
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

There are currently 3,071 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

214,047 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 276 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 95 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 2,351.


There is one new health-care facility outbreak at Ponderosa Lodge (Interior Health).

The outbreak at Peace Villa (Northern Health) has been declared over.

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 96 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 577 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 128 │Total Cases: 4910
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 248 │ Total Cases: 6090
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 201 │Total Cases: 1889

44 people remain in hospital with 14 in ICU. 

There were 2 new deaths reported in the Island Health region today, and a total of 124 deaths on Vancouver Island.


As of Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, 85.1% of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 81.8% have received their second dose.

In addition, 91.2% of eligible people 12 and older have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 88% received their second dose and 10% have received a third dose.

To date, 8,761,618 (+25,233) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 4,079,299 (+3,066) of which are second doses.

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