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BC sets new COVID-19 case record for fourth consecutive day

The Province is reporting 2,441 new cases of COVID-19, and a daily record for the fourth consecutive day.

The new cases bring the active total in BC to 10,415. Of the active cases 192 individuals are in hospital, and 71 are in intensive care.

Of the new cases, 66 were in Northern Health, and there are now 236 active cases in the region.

To date, 1,613 cases of the Omicron variant have been confirmed in BC, including four in Northern Health.

Four new deaths are also being reported, including one in Northern Health.

91.8% of people 12 and older have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, 89% have received a second dose, and 17% have received a third.

The new/active cases include:

  • 1,001 new cases in Fraser Health
    Total active cases: 3,554
  • 967 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
    Total active cases: 4,571
  • 188 new cases in Interior Health
    Total active cases: 778
  • 66 new cases in Northern Health
    Total active cases: 236
  • 219 new cases in Island Health
    Total active cases: 1,274
  • no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
    Total active cases: two

In the past 24 hours, four new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,414.

The new deaths include:

  • Fraser Health: two
  • Interior Health: one
  • Northern Health: one

There have been 1,613 cases of the Omicron variant of concern confirmed in B.C.:

  • Fraser Health: 263
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 959
  • Interior Health: 40
  • Northern Health: four
  • Island Health: 347

From Dec. 16-22, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 21.9% of cases and from Dec. 9-22 they accounted for 67.2% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Dec. 16-22) – Total 8,165

  • Not vaccinated: 1,684 (20.6%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 105 (1.3%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 6,376 (78.1%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Dec. 9-22) – Total 180

  • Not vaccinated: 117 (65.0%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 4 (2.2%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 59 (32.8%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Dec. 16-22)

  • Not vaccinated: 252.8
  • Partially vaccinated: 50.2
  • Fully vaccinated: 139.8

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Dec. 9-22)

  • Not vaccinated: 27.2
  • Partially vaccinated: 3.1
  • Fully vaccinated: 1.3

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