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342 out of the 695 active COVID-19 cases in B.C. are in Interior Health

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July 26, 2021 - 3:30 PM

B.C.'s number of new COVID-19 case numbers continue their ascent with the weekend's number coming in at 267.

From July 23-24 there were 94 new cases, from July 24-25 there were 79 new cases and from July 25-26 there were 94 new cases. Of these cases, 155 were within Interior Health. It currently has 342 of the 695 cases across the province.

While the daily numbers don't offer much insight into what cities are facing, the B.C. CDC's situation report indicates the Central Okanagan may be having the most difficult time. A chart showing the proportion of total cases and population by local health area for the period of July 16 to Jul 22, indicates that Central Okanagan has 20% of the cases for just four per cent of the population.

BC CDC chart shows the Central Okanagan has a higher case load.
BC CDC chart shows the Central Okanagan has a higher case load.

Of the active cases, 43 individuals are in hospital and 17 are in intensive care. In the last 72 hours, one new death in Northern Health has been reported, for an overall total of 1,768.

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 6,584,264 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, which equates to 80.6% (3,736,651) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. having their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 61.3% (2,840,194) having their second dose.

In addition, 81.6% (3,529,236) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 64.4% (2,783,587) have received their second dose.

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