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BC announces 326 new coronavirus cases; 88 in Interior Health

326 new cases, 1 death

The provincial government has announced 326 new coronavirus cases, including 88 in Interior Health.

The new cases bring B.C.’s total since the pandemic began to 220,856, although just 2,814 cases remain active. Of the active cases, 242 individuals are in hospital and 82 are in intensive care.

In the Interior Health region there are 561 active cases, where 48 people are hospitalized, 27 of whom are in intensive care.

As of Tuesday, 85.6% of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82% have received their second dose.

The new/active cases include:

  • 92 new cases in Fraser Health — Total active cases: 930
  • 53 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health — Total active cases: 471
  • 88 new cases in Interior Health — Total active cases: 561
  • 22 new cases in Northern Health — Total active cases: 261
  • 71 new cases in Island Health — Total active cases: 591

In the last 24 hours, one new death (Northern Health) has been reported, for an overall total of 2,363.

Five cases of the Omicron variant of concern (VOC) have been confirmed in British Columbia, three of which are in Vancouver Coastal Health and two in Fraser Health. All five cases are related to international travel.

From Nov. 29-Dec. 5, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 58.7% of cases. From Nov. 22-Dec. 5, they accounted for 63.1% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Nov. 29 to Dec. 5) - Total 2,423

  • Not vaccinated: 1,326 (54.7%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 97 (4.0%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,000 (41.3%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Nov. 22 to Dec. 5) - Total 182

  • Not vaccinated: 108 (59.3%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 7 (3.8%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 67 (36.8%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Nov. 29 to Dec. 5)

  • Not vaccinated: 170.9
  • Partially vaccinated: 46.8
  • Fully vaccinated: 22.2

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Nov. 22 to Dec. 5)

  • Not vaccinated: 23.3
  • Partially vaccinated: 5.2
  • Fully vaccinated: 1.5


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