COVID-19 claims one life, daily case counts up

Daily new cases of COVID-19 are ticking back up in B.C., despite 40% being fully vaccinated

Forty per cent of British Columbians now fully vaccinated. | Getty Images

COVID-19 has claimed one more life in B.C., and daily new cases continue to tick back up, despite 40% of the population being fully vaccinated.

Daily new cases had fallen to just 20 between Saturday and Sunday, but have been ticking back up. There were 59 new cases between Tuesday and Wednesday, and another 59 since Wednesday, according to a B.C. provincial health office news release.

There are currently 649 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C., with 74 people in hospital and 19  in intensive care. One person has died in the Interior Health region.

Health care and long-term care facilities with active outbreaks are: Laurel Place at Surrey Memorial Hospital, Eagle Ridge Hospital (Fraser Health) and Royal Inland Hospital (Interior Health).

An outbreak at Rotary Manor in Dawson Creek is presumably over, since it is no longer listed among the facilities with outbreaks.

To date, 78.4% of British Columbians 12 and older have been vaccinated against COVID-19, and 40% are now fully vaccinated with two doses.

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