British Columbia health officials reported 444 new cases – including nine in Island Health – and 12 deaths from COVID-19 on Dec. 22.
Of the new cases reported on Tuesday, 79 were in Vancouver Coastal Health, 256 were in Fraser Health, nine in Island Health, 78 in Interior Health, and 22 in Northern Health.
There are currently 9,481 active cases in the province, 357 people in hospital — 84 of whom are in intensive care — and 4,108 people who have received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in B.C.
The number of confirmed cases is now at 47,510 while the province’s death toll is now 777.
A total of 36,094 people who tested positive have since recovered.
The number of active cases on Vancouver Island ticked up slightly today.
According to the latest data provided by Island Health, there are currently 65 active cases on Vancouver Island, an increase of three cases from yesterday.
Of those active cases, there are 31 in southern Vancouver Island, 24 cases in the central Island, and 10 cases in the north Island.
There is one additional active case in south Island, and 12 fewer active cases in central Island since the province’s last update on Dec. 21. The number of active cases in the north Island remains unchanged.
The Island Health region has a total of 838 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 279 in the south Island, 377 in central Island and 182 in north Island — since the pandemic began.
More to come