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COVID-19 update: 2,150 new cases, 15 deaths, little change in hospitalization

Since yesterday's report another 1,844 people age 12 and older have been vaccinated with their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, 2,082 were given their second dose and 54,063 received their third dose
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B.C. is reporting 2,150 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 further deaths due to the disease.

While the province's active case count has dropped by nearly 1,000 over the past 24 hours, Interior Health now has 298 more active cases. The health authority added 563 new cases in total on Thursday.

Hospitalizations saw little change, with 891 reported in hospital on Thursday — a decrease of four — and 119 of those patients requiring care in ICUs — an increase of four.

Of the reported deaths, two occurred in the Interior Health region. Elsewhere, there were five deaths in Fraser Health, four in Vancouver Coastal and four in Island Health, bringing the province's death toll to 2,520 since the pandemic began.

Of the 14,677 people with confirmed positive PCR tests over the past week, 27 per cent were among those not fully vaccinated (two doses).

Among the 1,112 people admitted to hospital over the past two weeks, 31 per cent were not fully vaccinated.

Since yesterday's report another 1,844 people age 12 and older have been vaccinated with their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, 2,082 were given their second dose and 54,063 received their third dose.

That raises B.C.'s vaccination rate to 92.5 per cent for first doses among those ages 12 and older, 89.8 per cent for at least two doses and 36.7 per cent for three doses.