B.C. had 75 new COVID-19 cases, three deaths, in past 24 hours

75 new cases, three deaths

There were 75 new cases of COVID-19 identified in British Columbia in the past 24 hours, including 12 in the Interior.

The new cases bring the total positive tests in the province to 147,346, but there remains 1,111 active cases. Active cases dropped by eight since Wednesday.

While Interior Health has been making up an increasing proportion of B.C.'s cases in recent weeks, Thursday saw just 16 per cent of new cases come from the Interior, while 59 per cent came from the Fraser Valley.

COVID-19 hospitalizations rose by four since Wednesday, to 113, and 34 of these people are being treated in ICU.

Three more COVID-positive people have died in B.C. The latest deaths bring the total deaths in B.C. to 1,747.

Another 81,934 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the past 24 hours – a new single day record in the province – bringing the total doses to 4,652,087. Of these, 1,122,024 have been second doses.

As of Friday, 77.5 per cent of all adults in B.C. And 76 per cent of those 12 and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 25.9 per cent of all adults and 24.2 per cent of those 12 and older have received a second dose.

Interior Health has been hosting pop-up vaccination clinics across the region, where people who have yet to get a first dose can do so without a prior appointment.

Those who haven't registered to get a vaccine yet can do so here.

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