COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - Dec. 15, 2020
“Today is a momentous day in our province with the start of our first COVID-19 vaccine clinics. With immunizations now underway, those who are most vulnerable to severe illness have one more layer of protection that will get stronger as each new person gets immunized.”
- Dr. Bonnie Henry
Please note: Numbers are updated on weekdays at 5 p.m.
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||522||9,860||43,463 (31,866 recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
- For Tuesday: 522 new cases of COVID-19, including eight epi-linked cases, for a total of 43,463 cases in British Columbia.
- There are 9,860 active cases.
- There are 361 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 93 of whom are in intensive care.
- New cases by health authority region since Friday: VCH – 84 ; Fraser Health – 338; Island Health - 7; Interior Health - 56; Northern Health - 37, and no new cases of people who resides outside of Canada.
- There have been 21 new deaths, for a total of 668 COVID-related deaths in the province.
- There is one new health-care facility outbreak and one new community outbreak and a community cluster
- The provincial health officer’s orders restricting all gatherings and events have been extended through to Jan. 8, 2021, at midnight. This includes gatherings in people’s homes and in public venues. Read the orders here.
- Read Tuesday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.
REMINDER: Please direct all media inquiries to Providence’s Communications & Public Relations team.
Ann Gibbon, Senior Communication Specialist, Media Relations
After-hours media line: 778-999-0064
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Information and resource links:
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