Of the new cases, 142 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health area, 456 in the Fraser Health area, 19 in Island Health, 65 in Interior Health and 14 in Northern Health.
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British Columbia’s seven-day moving average positivity rates fell below 8% for the first time since March 19.
After declining over the weekend, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 increased from 12 to 486, according to a statement released by British Columbia health officials on Tuesday afternoon. The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care has fallen from three to 173.
There have been a total of 132,353 cases of the disease in British Columbia since the start of the pandemic, of which 7,161 are active. Nearly 11,000 people are in isolation due to possible exposure to the new coronavirus.
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The single death brings the death toll from COVID-19 in the province to 1,597.
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More than 1.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia, of which 92,244 are second doses.
Earlier Tuesday, officials from the Fraser Health Region said all licensed educators, school staff, police and RCMP as well as fire departments in the health region who have yet to receive their vaccine against COVID-19 can make their vaccination appointments starting Wednesday. .
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Canada’s public health official said on Tuesday there have been 1.2 million cases of COVID-19 in the country, including more than 24,300 deaths linked to the virus.
Dr Theresa Tam said Canada was making progress nationally, but there were some “sticky spots”.
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Tam said the decline in national cases has slowed, with an average of 7,900 cases reported per day, but the number of people with serious or severe illnesses remains high.
Tam says more than 1,450 people are treated in intensive care units each day and an average of 47 deaths are reported each day.
– With files from Richard Zussman and The Canadian Press