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COVID-19 BULLETIN: December 16 2020

Joint Statement: Dr. Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix

New cases: 640 (one epi-linked case)

  • Vancouver Coastal Health region: 98
  • Fraser Health Region: 399
  • Island Health region: 5
  • Interior health Region: 91
  • Northern Health Region: 47
  • People who reside outside of Canada: 0

Active Cases in BC: 9,950

  • 362 hospitalizations (91 in intensive care)

Cases since the start of the pandemic in BC: 44,103

People under active public health monitoring: 10,538

Recoveries: 32,376

Doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine given: 409

Deaths: 692

Health-care facility outbreak:

  • Sunrise of Vancouver

“We can all be a part of B.C.’s COVID-19 response team – the team that is pulling together and making a difference through this difficult time. Our team is made of hundreds of thousands of people throughout B.C. who are doing their part – at work, at school and at home.

“Let’s ensure we are using our layers of protection and following all of the public health orders, which is more important than ever right now, especially during the holiday season.

“Many people have already made the commitment to make their holiday celebrations safe celebrations – by staying small and connecting virtually instead. There are countless creative ways for us to have those important connections and also protect our communities and the people we care for most. Let’s continue to do our part and break the chain of transmission in B.C.”