7 COVID-19 related deaths, 584 new cases reported in B.C.

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B.C. is reporting 584 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and seven additional deaths over a 24-hour period.

The B.C. government in a statement said the Fraser Health reported 172 new cases in the last 24 hours and Vancouver Coastal Health reported 180 new cases.

The statement further added that the Interior Health reported 92 new cases, Northern Health 31 new cases, and Island Health reported 109 new cases.

In the past 24 hours, seven new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,393, the B.C. government said, adding that Fraser Health reported two additional deaths, Northern Health reported three deaths, and Island Health reported two deaths.

There are 3,458 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 218,295 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 193 individuals are in hospital and 77 are in intensive care.

The B.C. government also added that as of Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, 86.7% (4,322,280) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.4% (4,107,920) have received a second dose.

In addition, 91.6% (4,244,423) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 88.6% (4,107,876) have received their second dose and 14% (633,831) have received a third dose.

B.C. on Tuesday reported 519 new cases of COVID-19 and zero additional deaths due to the virus over a 24-hour period.

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