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322 new COVID cases as B.C.’s vaccination rate hits 91%

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It has taken almost a month for B.C.’s COVID vaccination rate has moved up one percentage point but 91% of B.C. residents over the age of 12 have had at least one dose.

The vaccination rate was 90% on Nov. 1.

There are still 87.4% B.C. residents who have received two doses, unchanged from yesterday, according to a news release from the Ministry of Health issued today, Nov. 24.

It shows there were 322 new cases of COVID-19 reported in B.C. in the last 24 hours, including 86 in the Interior Health region.

There were 100 new cases in Fraser Health, 50 in in Vancouver Coastal, 44 in Northern Health and 42 on Vancouver Island.

There are now 3,015 active cases in the province with 318 people in hospital, 109 of whom are in intensive care.

There were nine more deaths, including one in the Interior Health region, bringing the death toll to 2,313.

An Interior Health news release issued today lists outbreaks in three wards at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, down from four. It says there are 37 patients and 14 staff who are infected. There have been three deaths at the hospital. There are outbreaks still in 5S, 6S and 5N.

READ MORE: Interior Health exploring theories to determine cause of Kamloops hospital outbreaks

An outbreak has been declared over at the Village by the Station long term care home in Penticton where there were 41 cases, including 27 residents, and three deaths. An outbreak has also been declared over at Sun Pointe Village long term care home in Kelowna that had 10 cases, including seven residents.

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