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COVID-19 update: 375 new cases, seven deaths over past 24 hours

Interior Health sees 69 new cases as province reports less than 100 people in ICUs for the first time since Aug. 30
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B.C. is reporting 375 new cases of COVID-19 and seven further deaths due to the disease over the past 24 hours.

Interior Health saw 69 new cases and no further deaths, according to Wednesday's report.

Among the seven deaths, three occurred in the Fraser Health region, three in the Island Health region and one in Vancouver Coastal Health.

Other new cases in the province occurred in the Fraser Health region (98), Island Health (76), Vancouver Coastal Health (70) and Northern Health (62).

The province has 2,936 active cases, with 301 people in hospital and 98 of those patients requiring critical care.

It is the first time since Aug. 30 that B.C.'s ICU numbers have been reported under 100 by the province.

As of Wednesday, 81.7 per cent of all British Columbians age five and older have received at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Those age five and older became eligible to book appointments to receive the vaccine on Nov. 29.

Over the past week, those not fully vaccinated have accounted for 58.2 per cent of all cases and, over the past two weeks, 68.1 per cent of all hospitalizations.