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185 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C.; 113 in Interior Health

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July 28, 2021 - 3:00 PM

There have been 185 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in B.C. within the last day and 113 are within Interior Health.

That raises the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to  149,444.

Of all these cases, 909 are active and 503 of them are within Interior Health.

There are also 47 people in hospital with 20 being in intensive care.  

With COVID-19 case numbers surging among those 20 to 40 in the Central Okanagan, an outbreak has been declared for the entire region and Interior Health has applied some new measures that are not in effect in any other B.C. city. Those include masking, restrictions on indoor gatherings and further business enforcement.

For more information on what that means go here.

There were also three deaths in the last 24 hours, all within Vancouver Coastal Health.

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 6,685,982 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

As of Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 80.9% (3,747,391) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 63.2% (2,931,128) have received their second dose.

 

 


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