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Another 258 Interior Health residents diagnosed with COVID-19

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August 11, 2021 - 3:24 PM

After a slight easing in daily case counts yesterday, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health jumped to 258 over the last 24 hours.

That’s up from 187 yesterday, Aug. 10.

It is less than half of the 536 new cases recorded in all of B.C. with 134 of those being in the Fraser Health region, 105 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 26 in the Vancouver Island Health region and 12 in the Northern Health region.

There has been one new death in B.C. That was a resident in the Interior Health region and brings the pandemic death count to 1,778.

Interior Health has the majority of active cases with 2,045 of the 3,585 active cases in B.C.

There are 72 people in hospital, of whom 29 are in intensive care.

The vaccination rate for those over the age of 12 increases by about 0.1 per cent each day and has reached 82.2 per cent, of which 71.1 per cent are second doses.

Everyone can walk into any vaccination clinic without an appointment to get a first dose and, those who wish, can get their second dose 28 days later.

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