(Dr. Bonnie Henry/Photo by Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 2,441 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, December 24th.

There have been 222,604 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 967
  • Fraser Health: 1,001
  • Island Health: 219
  • Interior Health: 188
  • Northern Health: 66
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

To date, there have been 1,613 cases of the Omicron variant confirmed in BC with 347 of those cases being in the Island Health region.

There are currently 10,415 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

222,604 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 192 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 71 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

There were four news deaths from COVID-related causes in the past 24 hours, bringing the provincial death toll to 2,414 since the pandemic began.

Outbreaks

There has been one new health-care facility outbreak in the province.

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.

Vaccinations

As of Friday, December 24th 87.8% (4,377,551) of eligible people five and older in BC have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.8% (4,126,279) have received their second dose.

In addition, 91.8% (4,256,707) of eligible people 12 and older in BC have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 89% (4,126,185) received their second dose and 17% (807,057) have received a third dose.

Also, 92.2% (3,988,184) of all eligible adults in BC have received their first dose, 89.5% (3,870,981) received their second dose and 19% (806,246) have received a third dose.

The next COVID-19 update for BC will be provided on Monday, December 27th.

Worldwide COVID-19 stats can be viewed here.

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