British Columbia registers 89 new cases of COVID-19, highest number of cases on a day in a month – .

British Columbia registers 89 new cases of COVID-19, highest number of cases on a day in a month – .

British Columbia health officials have announced 89 new cases of COVID-19 but no additional deaths, with the seven-day moving average of new cases increasing 80% in the past two weeks.
The number of new cases announced Thursday is the highest since June 20.

The provincial government warned that cases could increase slightly when restrictions were first lifted earlier this month, but COVID-19 vaccines offered very good protection against the worst health outcomes.

In a written statement, the provincial health ministry said there are currently 781 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in British Columbia.

A total of 53 people are hospitalized, including 15 in intensive care, against 12 a week ago.

Overall hospitalizations, which typically lag behind peaks and declines in new cases, are down about 16% from last Thursday, when 63 people were hospitalized with the disease.

The provincial death toll from the disease is now 1,763 lives lost out of 148,730 cases confirmed to date.

So far, 6,118,029 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, including 2,605,052 second doses.

The province says 80 percent of all eligible residents aged 12 and over in British Columbia received their first dose and 57 percent received a second dose.

Critical vaccinations

British Columbia health officials have stressed the importance of vaccinations to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Anyone in British Columbia who has not yet registered for the vaccine is urged to do so now.

Registration can be done online through the Get Vaccinated portal, by calling 1-833-838-2323, or in person at any Service BC location.


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