749 new cases of COVID-19 and nine more deaths in B.C.

B.C. is reporting 749 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 186,994 cases in the province.

(Note: Due to a delayed data refresh, the numbers of total and new cases are provisional and will be verified when confirmed.)

In the last 24 hours, nine new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 1,962.

The new deaths include:

* Fraser Health: three

* Island Health: two

* Northern Health: one

* Vancouver Coastal Health: one

* Interior Health: two

As of Thursday, 88% (4,078,469) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 81% (3,756,363) had received their second dose.

In addition, 88.5% (3,827,508) of all eligible adults in B.C. have now received their first dose and 81.8% (3,539,236) have received their second dose.

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 7,846,714 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

Currently, 145 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care. Given the holiday, the ministry is unable to provide hospitalization numbers, active cases or recovered cases. However, these numbers will be available in Friday’s information bulletin.

(Note: The number of Wednesday’s critical care COVID-19 confirmed cases has been changed to 142 from 146 after a correction from Interior Health.)

The new/active cases include:

* 267 new cases in Fraser Health

* 113 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health

* 157 new cases in Interior Health

* 148 new cases in Northern Health

* 64 new cases in Island Health

* No new cases of people who reside outside of Canada

There are no new outbreaks.

There is a total of 22 active outbreaks, including:

* long-term care:
– Willingdon Care Centre, Westminster House, Menno Terrace East, The Residence in Mission, and Magnolia Gardens (Fraser Health);

– Arbutus Care Centre, and Louis Brier Home and Hospital (Vancouver Coastal Health);

– Cottonwoods Care Centre, Kamloops Seniors Village, The Hamlets at Westsyde, Joseph Creek Care Village, Overlander, and Village by the Station (Interior Health);

– Wrinch Memorial Hospital, and Jubilee Lodge (Northern Health); and

– Victoria Chinatown Care Centre (Island Health).

* acute care:
– University Hospital of Northern BC (Northern Health); and

– Royal Inland Hospital (Interior Health).

* assisted or independent living:

– Sunset Manor, and Hallmark on the Lake (Fraser Health);

– Hardy View Lodge (Interior Health), and

– Cooper Place (Vancouver Coastal Health).

When available, information on school outbreaks will be posted online: