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New COVID-19 cases on the way up in B.C.

July 23, 2021 - 3:30 PM

For the first time in more than a month, the number of new COVID-19 cases recorded in B.C. in a 24-hour period has surpassed 100.

There were 112 recorded in the last 24 hours according to a news release from the Ministry of Health today, July 13.

The last time more than 100 were recorded was June 18 when there were 109.

Of the 112 new cases, more than half – 59 – were in the Interior Health region.

There were 30 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 15 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 10 in the Northern Health region and two in the Vancouver Island Health region.

There were also four new deaths, bringing the provincial total to 1,767.

There are 603 active cases in B.C. with 256 of those in the Interior Health region.

There are 46 people in hospital with the virus in B.C., 17 of whom are in intensive care.

The vaccination rate for those 12 and older has inched up to 80.3 per cent with at least one dose, and 61.4 per cent with two doses.

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