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COVID cases continue upward trend with 600 active cases in Interior Health

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There were 204 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in B.C. in the last 24 hours, the most in a single day since early June.

Of those, 107 were in the Interior Health region, which now has 600 of the province’s 1,055 active cases, according to a news release from the Province of B.C. issued today, July 29.

The province declared a COVID-19 outbreak in the Central Okanagan earlier this week and has ordered that masks be worn in all indoor spaces within the region because of the high number of cases.

READ MORE: COVID-19 outbreak declared in Central Okanagan, masking ordered for all indoor spaces

Of the new cases, 58 are in the Fraser Health region, 23 in Vancouver Coastal, 14 on Vancouver Island and two in the Northern Health region.

There are 51 people in hospital, of which 20 are in intensive care.

The vaccination rate for people over the age of 12 has reached 81 per cent with 64.1 per cent having received a second dose.

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