COVID-19 update for December 21st: this is the latest information on coronavirus BC

Here is your daily update with everything you need to know about the new coronavirus situation in BC

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Here is your daily update that contains everything you need to know about the new coronavirus situation in BC on December 21, 2021.


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Here’s a summary of what’s going on in BC so you can see the latest news at a glance. This page is updated regularly throughout the day and developments are added as they occur.

Check back here to see more updates throughout the day. You will also receive the latest COVID-19 news in your inbox on weekday evenings at 7pm by subscribing to our newsletter here.


As of the latest data submitted on 20 December:

• Total number of confirmed cases: 228 335 (5435 active)
• New cases from 17 December: 2550 (911, 832, 807)
• Total deaths: 2402 (3 deaths)
• Cases of hospitalization: 185
• Intensive care: 77
• Vaccinations total: 4,352,063 received the first dose; 4,118,432 second doses; 727 761 third dose
• Improved from an acute infection: 220,348
• Long – term care and emergency homes and emergency care facilities are currently affected: 1


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• COVID-19: Here’s everything you need to know about the novel coronavirus

• COVID-19: The BC vaccine passport is here and it works that way

• COVID-19: To vaccinate in BC, do the following

• COVID-19: View your neighborhood on our interactive map of cases and vaccination rates in BC

• COVID-19: Are you afraid of needles? Learn how to overcome fear and get vaccinated

• COVID-19: five things to know about the P1 variant spread in BC

• COVID-19: You can test on the Vancouver Subway here

• BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool


13:30 – Additional COVID-19 actions are expected today

The provincial government is due to present additional COVID-19 measures at a press conference today at 1:30 p.m. The notification comes when BC reported 2550 new COVID-19 cases in a three-day period.


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Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety, will join in briefing Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer.

It is unclear how many of the new infections are due to a very common variant of Omicron. The province should provide updated figures today.

Long queues at COVID test centers as the number of positive cases increases in BC

Joanna Wood pushed her SUV forward, pressing her feet on the brakes before turning her head to read the lines of the children’s book to her children in the back seat. He was among the people who suffered four hours at the St. Vincent Center in Vancouver on Monday to get a COVID test, according to traffic police.

“Both have symptoms of COVID-19,” Wood said of his two daughters through the passenger’s side window. “If the girls were usually sick, we would stay home, but this year we hoped to visit with a bigger family.”


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Others who stood in the queue near Queen Elizabeth Park told Postmedia that they came because of their boss’s instructions. Some, through masks, said they were worried that their cough indicated an active infection that could endanger their family. All of their vacation plans depended on the results of their test.

The number of COVID-19 cases in BC has risen to the same level not seen since October, with an average of 850 cases per day.

The province reported a total of 2,550 new cases and three more deaths in three days on Monday. There are 5435 active infections, compared to 2949 a week ago.

Vancouver Coastal Health urges residents with no symptoms to test. People are first asked to familiarize themselves with B .C. with a self-assessment tool, an online form that records the severity of symptoms and provides suggested courses of action.


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– Sarah Grochowski

COVID-19 cases are on the rise as provinces try to reintroduce restrictions

Much of Canada is shrinking and new restrictions are coming into effect, as thousands of new cases were recorded across the country over the weekend in the fifth wave of the COVID-19, inspired by the Omicron variant.

Quebec and Nova Scotia set records for their daily cases on Sunday, while Ontario reported more than 4,100 additional infections, up 800 from the previous day.

In other parts of the country, there has also been an increase in new cases not seen before the summer, as the Omicron variant, which was only identified as a potential problem by the World Health Organization last month, became more entrenched in Canada.


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And while hospital care in Ontario and elsewhere has remained stable, the recent rise in serious cases in Quebec has raised concerns in the rest of the country, which may follow soon.

In response to the growing wave, many provinces have begun to reintroduce public health restrictions, in many cases for both vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals, just days before the start of the holiday season.

In Ontario, new restrictions on social gatherings and restrictions on the size of shops and restaurants came into effect on Sunday as the provincial government struggled to control the growing number of cases.

Similar restrictions were lifted on Monday in British Columbia and Quebec.


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– Canadian press


Find out how your neighborhood is doing in the fight against COVID-19, taking into account the latest number of new cases, positivity and vaccination rates:



Here is some COVID-19 information and landing pages from various health and government agencies.

• BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool

• Vancouver Coastal Health – Information on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

• HealthLink BC – Coronavir Virus (COVID-19) Information Sheet

• BC Center for Disease Control – Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

• Government of Canada – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Outbreak Update

• World Health Organization – Outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19)

– The Canadian Press files



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