Number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Interior Health drops to eight

Meanwhile, vaccination rates in B.C. keep rising.

Vaccination rates continue to rise in B.C.

As of Tuesday (July 13), 79.1 per cent (3,668,403) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while 46 per cent (2,130,031) have received their second dose.

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In addition, 80.2 per cent (3,470,198) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 49.1 per cent (2,125,179) have received their second dose.

B.C. is reporting 33 new cases of COVID-19 in the past day, for a total of 148,187 cases in the province.

There are currently 639 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, while 145,775 people who tested positive have recovered to various degrees.

Of the active cases, 66 people are in hospital, 14 of whom are in intensive care. Of the 33 new cases, 13 were in Interior Health, 10 were in Fraser Health, five were in Vancouver Coastal Health, three were in Island Health and one was in Northern Health.

In the past 24 hours, no new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 1,760, of which 159 have been in Interior Health.

Currently, there are three active outbreaks, including one on unit 6 South at Royal Inland Hospital that had involved nine patients.

There are now 155 active cases in Interior Health, with eight people in hospital, three of whom are in intensive care.

Since December 2020, the province has administered 5,805,541 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

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