911+832+807 new cases of COVID-19 and 3 more deaths since last Friday in B.C.

OVER a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 2,550 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 228,335 cases in the province:

* December 17-18: 911 new cases

* December 18-19: 832 new cases

* December 19-20: 807 new cases

In the last 72 hours, three new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,402.

The new deaths include:

* Fraser Health: one

* Northern Health: one

* Island Health: one

As of Monday, 87.3% (4,352,063) of eligible people five and older in B.C. had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.6% (4,118,432) had received their second dose.

In addition, 91.7% (4,250,903) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 88.8% (4,118,375) have received their second dose and 16% (727,761) have received a third dose.

Also, 92.1% (3,982,962) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 89.3% (3,863,965) have received their second dose and 17% (726,994) have received a third dose.

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 9,165,398 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

From December 10-16, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 39.4% of cases, and from December 3-16, they accounted for 71.4% of hospitalizations.

There are 5,435 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 220,348 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 185 individuals are in hospital and 77 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

* 877 new cases in Fraser Health
– Total active cases: 1,707

* 909 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
– Total active cases: 1,823

* 268 new cases in Interior Health
– Total active cases: 648

* 81 new cases in Northern Health
– Total active cases: 236

* 415 new cases in Island Health
– Total active cases: 1,021

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

Public health is monitoring the increase in cases in British Columbia and developments in other jurisdictions, and will outline additional COVID-19 measures during Tuesday’s regular media briefing.

(Note: The update on cases of the Omicron variant of concern will be provided in tomorrow’s COVID-19 pandemic update.)

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. There is one active outbreak in:

* acute care:
– Lions Gate Hospital (Vancouver Coastal Health)

The outbreak at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (Island Health) has been declared over.