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Province reports 785 new cases, two further deaths due to COVID-19

Interior Health continues to produce the most cases out of any health region in the province
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This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the spherical particles of the new coronavirus, colorized blue, from the first U.S. case of COVID-19.

Over the past 24 hours, B.C. has identified another 785 cases of COVID-19 and two deaths due to the disease.

Interior Health continues to lead the province in new cases with 266 on Wednesday. The Fraser Health region follows closely, however, with 246 reported cases.

Elsewhere, there were 110 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 94 in Northern Health and 69 in Island Health.

Hospitalization rates continue to be elevated in the province, and 112 of the 199 patients in hospitals are currently in ICUs.

Interior Health leads the province in active cases with 2,299. Elsewhere, there are 1,504 active cases in Fraser Health, 1,042 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 538 in Island Health and 485 in Northern Health.

With two further deaths reported on Wednesday, B.C.'s death toll stands at 1,818.

Updated vaccination data was not immediately made available in Wednesday's data update from the province, but recent data has shown unvaccinated people driving transmission, accounting for 70 to 80 per cent of all cases.