VICTORIA – British Columbia reports 243 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of active cases to 1,231. Data from the BC Center for Disease Control shows that it is the highest daily number of cases since at the end of May.
Data from the BC Center for Disease Control shows this is the highest daily number of cases since the end of May.
More than half of the latest cases along with active infections overall are in the Interior Health Region, where an outbreak has been declared in the central Okanagan.
Officials said the outbreak that prompted the reintroduction of public health restrictions in several communities in the central Okanagan has spread mainly among people who have not been vaccinated or have not yet received their second injection.
Almost 65% of eligible BC residents are now fully immunized, while just over 81% have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
British Columbia is on the verge of surpassing the 150,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 diagnosed since the start of the pandemic, with 149,889 reported on Friday.
There were 47 people hospitalized with the disease, including 16 in intensive care.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on July 30, 2021.
The Canadian Press