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COVID-19 case numbers rise slightly in B.C., Interior

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July 15, 2021 - 3:14 PM

After dropping to less than 40 new cases earlier this week, there were 54 new cases of COVID-19 reported in B.C. in the last 24 hours.

Twenty of them were in the Interior Health region, up from the mid-teens earlier in the week.

There were 19 new cases in the Fraser Health region, nine in Vancouver Coastal, five on Vancouver Island and one in the Northern health region, according to a Government of B.C. news release issued today, July 15.

Out of 650 active cases in B.C., 161 are in Interior Health. The most active cases, 258, are in the Vancouver Coastal health region.

Twelve of the 63 people in hospital with the disease are in intensive care.

One new death was recorded, in the Vancouver Coastal health region, bringing the provincial total to 1,761.

Almost six million doses of vaccines have been administered in B.C. since December, bringing the vaccination rate for those over the age of 12 to 79.4 per cent.

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