566 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 deaths have been reported in British Columbia on Dec 08.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer of British Columbia said, “There are 9,315 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 352 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 74 of whom are in intensive care. “So far, 38,718 people have been tested positive for COVID- 19 and 543 people have died from COVID- 19 In British Columbia.
“While we have seen the start of encouraging trends in our COVID-19 curve, the number of new cases and people with serious illness requiring care in hospital remains high. This is why the public health orders and restrictions remain in place and why we must continue to stay local and keep to our households through the holiday season.’’, said Bonnie Henry.
“Let’s make the coming weeks our ‘winter break’ by breaking the chain of transmission in our province. We can still be festive and enjoy the season, but let’s ensure it is only with our immediate household or, if you live on your own, with one or two close contacts.’’, Bonnie Added