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COVID-19 update: 368 new cases, five deaths over past 24 hours

None of the deaths were in Interior Health residents, but the region did mark the greatest increase of new cases on Thursday with 101
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B.C. is reporting 368 new cases of COVID-19 and five further deaths over the past 24 hours.

None of the deaths were in Interior Health residents, but the region did mark the greatest increase of new cases on Thursday with 101.

Elsewhere, there were 90 new cases in Fraser Health, 88 in Island Health, 48 in Vancouver Coastal and 40 in Northern Health.

The deaths reported on Thursday occurred in the Fraser Health area (three) and in Northern Health (two).

The province has edged back up above 3,000 active cases to 3,020, but hospitalization and ICU numbers have both fallen, with 284 patients in B.C. hospitals and 97 of them requiring critical care in ICUs.

Those not fully vaccinated account for most cases and hospitalizations, including 57.9 per cent of all new cases over the past week and 68.1 per cent of all hospitalizations over the past two weeks.

B.C.'s vaccination rates as of Thursday stand at 85 per cent for all eligible (age five and older) for at least one dose, and 81.8 per cent for at least two doses.