B.C. reports 2,550 new cases of COVID-19 over a three-day period

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B.C. is reporting 2,550 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) over a three-day period.

The B.C. government in a statement said the health authorities identified 911 new cases between December 17-18, and 832 new cases between December 18-19.

The statement further added that 807 new cases were identified between December 19-20.

The Fraser Health reported 877 new cases in the last 72 hours, Vancouver Coastal Health reported 909 new cases, Interior Health 268 new cases, Northern Health 81 new cases, and Island Health reported 415 new cases.

Meanwhile, the Fraser Health, Northern Health, and Island Health each reported one additional death due to COVID-19 in the last 72 hours.

There are 5,435 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 220,348 people who tested positive have recovered.

Of the active cases, 185 individuals are in hospital and 77 are in intensive care, the B.C. government added in its statement.

As of Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, 87.3% (4,352,063) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.6% (4,118,432) have received their second dose.

In addition, 91.7% (4,250,903) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 88.8% (4,118,375) have received their second dose and 16% (727,761) have received a third dose.

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