B.C. reports 1,474 new cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths

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B.C. is reporting 1,474 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and six additional deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours.

The Government of B.C. in a statement said 435 of new cases were identified in Fraser Health, 711 new cases were identified in Vancouver Coastal Health, 113 new cases in Interior Health, 39 new cases in Northern Health, and 176 new cases in Island Health.

The statement further added that the Fraser Health reported 3 deaths in the last 24 hours, Island Health reported 2 deaths, and Northern Health reported one additional death due to COVID-19.

There are 7,253 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 221,280 people who tested positive have recovered.

Of the active cases, 187 individuals are in hospital and 71 are in intensive care, the B.C. government added in its statement.

As of Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, 87.6% (4,366,010) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.7% (4,122,434) have received their second dose.

In addition, 91.8% (4,253,714) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 88.9% (4,122,360) have received their second dose and 16% (764,498) have received a third dose.

Also, 92.1% (3,985,464) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 89.4% (3,867,516) have received their second dose and 18% (763,715) have received a third dose.

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