Seven COVID-19 related deaths, nearly 400 cases reported in B.C.

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B.C. is reporting nearly 400 new cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths due to the virus over a 24-hour period.

The government of B.C. in a statement said “B.C. is reporting 375 new cases of COVID-19, including no epi-linked cases, for a total of 218,801 cases in the province.”

The statement further added that 98 of the new cases were identified in Fraser Health, 70 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 69 in Interior Health, 62 in Northern Health, and 76 in Island Health.

There are 2,936 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 213,394 people who tested positive have recovered, the B.C. government said, adding that of the active cases, 301 individuals are in hospital and 98 are in intensive care.

The Fraser Health reported three additional deaths due to the virus in the past 24 hours, while Vancouver Coastal Health reported one additional death.

The Island Health also reported three additional deaths in past 24 hours, the B.C. government added in its statement.

As of Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, 84.8% (4,228,684) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 81.7% (4,072,923) have received their second dose.

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