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Interior Health accounted for 155 of 267 of new COVID-19 cases in B.C. over three-day weekend period

B.C. reported 267 new cases of COVID-19 over the three-day weekend reporting period, nearing 100 cases on two of those days. Interior Health now has, by far, the most active cases in the province, with 342.
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B.C. reported 267 new cases of COVID-19 over the three-day weekend reporting period, nearing 100 cases on two of those days.

Interior Health now has, by far, the most active cases in the province, with 342.

Elsewhere, there are 185 active cases in Fraser Health, 118 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 32 in Island Health, 14 in Northern Health and four cases in non-residents of Canada, for a total of 695 total active cases.

Location data is not expected to be updated by the BC Centre for Disease Control until Wednesday, but the previous week's data, for between July 11 and July 17, showed most cases occurring in the Central Okanagan.

The latest data on variants of concern from the province show that 97 per cent of all cases are now caused by variants of concern, which are strains of the virus that are either more transmissible or cause more severe illness.

From July 11 to July 17, of 122 cases reported in the Interior Health region, seven per cent were of the Alpha (B.1.1.7) variant, 19 per cent were the Gamma (P.1) variant, and 74 per cent were the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant.

One further death was also reported on Monday, bringing the province's total to 1,768.

On the vaccine front, B.C. has reached 80.6 per cent for all eligible (age 12 and older) vaccine recipients for first doses. For second doses, the rate is 61.3.