Since yesterday, there have been 566 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C.
- Total cases in B.C. since the pandemic began: 38,718. Of the new cases, the breakdown is as follows:
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 136 new cases
- Fraser Health: 297 new cases
- Island Health: 11 new cases
- Interior Health: 74 new cases
- Northern Health: 48 new cases
- 93 (previously 93) individuals whose primary residence is outside of Canada
- Active cases: 9,315 (previously 9,380)
- Hospitalized cases: 352 (previously 349)
- Intensive care: 74 (previously 77)
- 16 new deaths (total deaths in BC to date: 543)
- Recovered: 27,897 (previously 27,287)
- 1,235,006 individuals have been tested as of Dec 8, 2020
(was 1,200,633 as of Dec 7, 2020)
- Suspected Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children or MIS-C: 16
One child under 5 has tested positive for MIS-C and COVID-19; that child is fully recovered
If symptoms appear, check your symptoms online. If needed, call your health-care provider or 811 for further guidance.
From today’s statement:
“While we have seen the start of encouraging trends in our COVID-19 curve, the number of new cases and people with serious illness requiring care in hospital remains high. This is why the public health orders and restrictions remain in place and why we must continue to stay local and keep to our households through the holiday season.
“Let’s make the coming weeks our ‘winter break’ by breaking the chain of transmission in our province. We can still be festive and enjoy the season, but let’s ensure it is only with our immediate household or, if you live on your own, with one or two close contacts.
“Take in the holiday lights in your neighbourhood, have a virtual visit with friends or support a ‘drive in and drop off’ charitable toy drive.
“Let’s work together to protect our communities and those who are most vulnerable and make it a safe and enjoyable holiday season for everyone.”
Access the BC COVID-19 dashboard for the latest case counts and information on recoveries, deaths, hospitalizations, testing and more:
Cases by Health Service Delivery Area
Click here (Updated weekly on Thursdays)
Previous provincial updates