British Columbia health officials reported 683 new cases of COVID-19 and eight more deaths in their final briefing of 2020.
In a Thursday press briefing, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the province’s pandemic death toll has risen to 901 for the year.
Most of the new cases were in the Fraser Health region (447) and Vancouver Coastal Health region (105). Eleven were on Vancouver Island, 64 were in the Interior Health Region and 36 were in the Northern Health region.
Henry urged British Columbians to spend New Year’s Eve at home and to connect virtually with friends and family.
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