Interior Health shares 67 of B.C.'s 840 new COVID-19 cases

B.C. also reported 320 new cases of variants of concern and the province's active case count has surpassed 7,000. As of March 30, there are 312 people in hospital in B.C, 78 of whom are in intensive care.

The province has reported 840 new cases of COVID-19, 67 of which are in the Interior Health region.

Most new cases were in the Lower Mainland, with 265 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health and 421 in Fraser Health.

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There were also 39 cases in Vancouver Island Health, 46 in Northern Health and two new cases in non-residents.

Another 320 cases of variants of concern were also reported Tuesday, bringing B.C.'s total to 2,553. The active case count stands at 313 as of Tuesday afternoon.

 As of March 30, there are 312 people in hospital in B.C, 78 of whom are in intensive care.

To date, through genomic testing of positive COVID-19 cases, the province has found 2,134 cases of the U.K. variant, 49 of the South Africa variant and 370 of the variant first identified in Brazil.

B.C. continues to push its luck, now venturing beyond the 7,000 active case mark. Another 11,164 people are under active public health monitoring due to exposure to confirmed cases.

The province will also surpass the 100,000 case mark this week and possibly on Wednesday. Tuesday's case total stands at 99,035, of whom 90,401 have recovered and 1,455 have died — with no further deaths reported Tuesday.

On the vaccine front, the province has now administered 724,193 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, 87,319 were second doses.

Vaccine booking appointments are currently able to be booked by those born in 1948 or earlier and for Indigenous people age 18 and older. Those deemed clinically extremely vulnerable are also up to be vaccinated, after receiving a government letter by mail.

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