326 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death in B.C.

B.C. is reporting 326 new cases of COVID-19, including nine new epi-linked cases, for a total of 220,856 cases in the province.

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.

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

As of Tuesday, 85.6% (4,267,612) of eligible people five and older in B.C. had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82% (4,088,609) had received their second dose.

In addition, 91.3% (4,234,006) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 88.2% (4,088,578) have received their second dose and 11% (504,977) have received a third dose.

Also, 91.7% (3,967,671) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 88.7% (3,837,410) have received their second dose and 12% (504,287) have received a third dose.

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 8,832,580 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

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

There are 2,814 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 215,577 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 242 individuals are in hospital and 82 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

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

* no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
– Total active cases: zero

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks.

There is a total of five facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

* long-term care:
– George Derby Centre (Fraser Health); and

– Ponderosa Lodge (Interior Health)

* acute care:
– Ridge Meadows Hospital (Fraser Health); and

– St. Paul’s Hospital (Vancouver Coastal Health)

* assisted or independent living:
– Laurier Manor (Northern Health)