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.