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BC announces 1,129 new coronavirus cases; 200 in Interior Heath

1,129 new cases, 5 deaths

The provincial government has announced 1,129 new coronavirus cases over the past three days, including 200 in the Interior Health region.

The new cases bring B.C.’s total since the pandemic began to 223,142, although just 2,949 cases remain active. Of the active cases, 185 individuals are currently in hospital and 72 are in intensive care.

There are 529 active cases in the Interior Health region, where 34 people are hospitalized, 19 of whom are in intensive care.

The new cases were confirmed over the weekend as follows:

  • Dec. 10-11: 415 new cases
  • Dec. 11-12: 365 new cases
  • Dec. 12-13: 349 new cases

In the past 72 hours, five new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,386.

As of Monday, 2021, 86.5% of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.3% have received their second dose. Twelve-plus rates are at 91.5% and 88.5% respectively.

The new and active cases include:

  • 342 new cases in Fraser Health — Total active cases: 850
  • 202 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health — Total active cases: 565
  • 200 new cases in Interior Health — Total active cases: 529
  • 78 new cases in Northern Health — Total active cases: 240
  • 307 new cases in Island Health — Total active cases: 764

From Dec. 3-9, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 54.9% of cases and from Nov. 26 to Dec. 9, they accounted for 67.9% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Dec. 3-9) – Total 2,429

  • Not vaccinated: 1,262 (52%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 71 (2.9%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,096 (45.1%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Nov. 26 to Dec. 9) – Total 162

  • Not vaccinated: 102 (63.0%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 8 (4.9%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 52 (32.1%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Dec. 3-9)

  • Not vaccinated: 161.3
  • Partially vaccinated: 35.8
  • Fully vaccinated: 24.3

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Nov. 26 to Dec. 9)

  • Not vaccinated: 21.8
  • Partially vaccinated: 6.3
  • Fully vaccinated: 1.1


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