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COVID-19: B.C. daily cases jump, first vaccinations reach 80%

Last Updated Jul 20, 2021 at 3:34 pm PDT

A woman wearing a fabric mask on her face walks in downtown Vancouver, on Thursday, April 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. recorded 76 new cases over the past day, no new deaths

80 percent of eligible British Columbians have had their first dose and 54 per cent have their second

There are two active outbreaks, both in the Fraser Health region

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — Daily COVID-19 cases in the B.C. have almost doubled overnight as the province records 76 new infections.

The Interior Health has recorded 37 new cases, Fraser Health has 27 new cases, Vancouver Coastal Health has nine new cases, and there are three new cases in Island Health.

Of the 692 active cases — 50 people are in hospital and 12 are in intensive care.

As of Tuesday, 80 per cent of eligible British Columbians 12 years old and older have rolled up their sleeves for the first time, and 54 per cent have gone back to receive their second vaccination against COVID-19.

The province says there are no deaths to report, leaving the overall death total to 1,763.

Since the start of the pandemic, 148,563 positive COVID cases and of those, 146,099 people have recovered.

They are currently two active outbreaks in acute care facilities, including Laurel Place at Surrey Memorial Hospital, and Holyrood Manor long-term care home.

Since December, 6,233,656 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines have been administered.