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The BC Ministry of Health reported 584 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 15th.

There have been 224,245 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 180
  • Fraser Health: 172
  • Island Health: 109
  • Interior Health: 92
  • Northern Health: 31
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

There are currently 3,458 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

218,295 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 193 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 77 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

7 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll 2,393.

Outbreaks

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

The outbreak at Laurier Manor (Northern Health) has been declared over.

There are a total of 2 ongoing health care outbreaks in the province.

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

Island Health:

Island Health reported 109 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 732 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 335 │Total Cases: 5298
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 196 │ Total Cases: 6419
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 201 │Total Cases: 2251

39 people remain in hospital with 14 in ICU. 

There were 2 new deaths reported in the Island Health region today, and a total of 134 deaths on Vancouver Island.

Vaccinations

As of Wednesday, December 15th: 

  • 9,032,599 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC
  • 86.7% of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.4% have received a second dose.
  • 91.6% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 88.6% have received their second dose and 14% have received a third dose.
  • 92.0% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 89.1% have received their second dose and 15% have received a third dose.

You can view the worldwide stats here.

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