Huge record-breaking jump in Interior Health’s COVID numbers: 376 in the last 24 hours | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions

Partly Cloudy

Kelowna News

Huge record-breaking jump in Interior Health’s COVID numbers: 376 in the last 24 hours

Image Credit: Shutterstock
August 13, 2021 - 2:54 PM

Despite restrictions imposed on Central Okanagan residents a week ago trying to control a COVID-19 outbreak in the region, the daily case count shot up dramatically today, Aug. 13.

There were 376 new COVID cases detected in the entire Interior Health region in the past 24 hours, according to a B.C. Government news release issued today.

That eclipses the previous high of 275 set last Friday.

During the recent rise in Interior Health cases, the majority have been in the Central Okanagan and most of those contracting COVID have not been vaccinated.

There were 717 cases in the province as a whole in the last 24 hours, with 140 in the Fraser Health region, 101 in Vancouver Coastal, 40 on Vancouver Island and 60 in the Northern Health region.

Of 4,277 active cases in B.C., 2,446 are in Interior Health.

There are 82 people in B.C. hospitals with 39 of those being in intensive care.

There have been no new deaths, leaving that total at 1,779.

The vaccination rate for those aged 12 and over is up to 82.4 per cent for first doses and 72 per cent for those with second doses.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Rob Munro or call 250-808-0143 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © iNFOnews, 2021

  • Popular penticton News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile