BC announces 667 new coronavirus cases; 153 in Interior Health

667 new cases, one death

The provincial government has announced 677 new coronavirus cases, including 153 in the Interior Health region.

The new cases bring B.C.’s total since the pandemic began to 175,819, although just 6,165 cases remain active. Of the active cases, 288 individuals are in hospital and 140 are in intensive care.

There are 1,583 active cases in the Interior Health region, where 59 people are hospitalized, 42 of whom are in intensive care.

There was one new death reported across B.C. in the past day, within Northern Health, bringing B.C.’s total death toll to 1,866.

As of Tuesday, 86.0% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 78.5% have received their second dose.

The new/active cases include:

  • 237 new cases in Fraser Health — Total active cases: 1,948
  • 102 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health — Total active cases: 1,030
  • 153 new cases in Interior Health — Total active cases: 1,583
  • 99 new cases in Northern Health — Total active cases: 964
  • 86 new cases in Island Health — Total active cases: 627

Data related to the vaccination status of the cases was not released Tuesday.

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