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B.C. had 379 new COVID-19 cases, six deaths, in past 24 hours

379 new cases, six deaths

In the past 24 hours, 379 more British Columbians tested positive for COVID-19, including 94 people in the Interior.

The new cases bring B.C.’s total since the pandemic began to 221,235 cases, and 2,874 remain active. Active cases increased by 60 since Tuesday.

Of these, 224 people are hospitalized with the disease, a decrease of 18, and 77 people are being treated in the ICU.

There are currently 580 active cases within Interior Health. Forty-eight Interior residents are hospitalized with the virus, including 27 who are in critical care.

Another six new COVID deaths have been reported throughout B.C. in the past 24 hours – two in the Fraser Health region, three in Island Health and one in Northern Health. To date, 2,369 British Columbians have died after contracting COVID-19.

There has been no new healthcare facility outbreaks in B.C., and there remains five active outbreaks among care homes, assisted living facilities and hospitals.

In the past 24 hours, 21,418 doses of the vaccine were administered in B.C. As of Wednesday, 85.8% of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.1% have received their second dose.

The new/active cases include:

  • 104 new cases in Fraser Health – Total active cases: 924
  • 64 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health — Total active cases: 497
  • 94 new cases in Interior Health — Total active cases: 580
  • 49 new cases in Northern Health — Total active cases: 276
  • 65 new cases in Island Health — Total active cases: 595

From Nov. 30 to Dec. 6, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 59.0% of cases and from Nov. 23 to Dec. 6, they accounted for 67.5% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Nov. 30 to Dec. 6) - Total 2,429

  • Not vaccinated: 1,344 (55.3%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 90 (3.7%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 995 (41.0%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Nov. 23 to Dec. 6) - Total 197

  • Not vaccinated: 127 (64.5%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 6 (3.0%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 64 (32.5%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Nov. 30 to Dec. 6)

  • Not vaccinated: 170.5
  • Partially vaccinated: 42.7
  • Fully vaccinated: 22.1

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Nov. 23 to Dec. 6)

  • Not vaccinated: 27.6
  • Partially vaccinated: 4.3
  • Fully vaccinated: 1.4


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