The B.C. government announced Thursday that the health authorities have identified close to 4,400 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
In a statement posted online, the B.C. government, said “B.C. is reporting 4,383 new cases of COVID-19, including 21 epi-linked cases, for a total of 251,054 cases in the province.”
The statement further added that 2,319 of the new cases were identified in Fraser Health, 977 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 501 in Interior Health, 122 in Northern Health, and 460 cases in Island Health.
In the past 24 hours, one new death (Interior Health) has been reported, for an overall total of 2,420, the B.C. government added.
Meanwhile, the B.C. government, said, there have been 2,825 cases of the Omicron variant of concern confirmed in B.C., including 777 in Fraser Health, 1,333 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 152 in Interior Health, and 548 in Island Health.
There are 17,357 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 230,784 people who tested positive have recovered, the B.C. government said, adding that of the active cases, 211 individuals are in hospital and 66 are in intensive care.
The B.C. government also added that as of Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, 88.0% (4,388,068) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.9% (4,131,506) have received their second dose.
In addition, 91.9% (4,260,681) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 89.1% (4,131,345) have received their second dose and 19.1% (884,416) have received a third dose.
Also, 92.3% (3,991,809) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 89.6% (3,875,648) have received their second dose, and 20.4% (883,558) have received a third dose.