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Federal and Provincial Health Updates on COVID-19 for December 22, 2020

Federal Health Updates
  • 515,314 confirmed cases to date in Canada and 14,332 deaths.
  • Total recovered: 423,621 (82%).
  • To date, labs across Canada have tested over 12.22 Million people for COVID-19 (with an average of 3.5% positive overall).
  • In the past week, an average of 80,109 people have been tested for COVID-19 daily across Canada, with 8% of these people testing positive.
What’s happening in Canada and around the world today?
Updates from BC Public Health
New cases reported today: 444.
Of these new cases, there are:
  • 79 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region
  • 256 in the Fraser Health region
  • 9 in the Island Health region
  • 78 in the Interior Health region
  • 22 in the Northern Health region

Total cases in BC who have tested positive to date: 47,510.

  • 357 are hospitalized and 84 are in ICU due to COVID-19.
  • 12 new deaths to report today. Total to date: 777.
  • 36,094 people with COVID-19 have fully recovered (76%).
What’s happening today in BC regarding COVID-19?

First vaccines given arrive in BC, including Dr. Henry. Read the story here.

Other resources and updates regarding BC’s COVID-19 response – visit here.