536 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death in B.C.

B.C. is reporting 536 new cases of COVID-19, including four epi-linked cases, for a total of 153,849 cases in the province.

In the past 24 hours, one new death (Interior Health) has been reported. The total number of deaths in the province now stands at 1,778.

As of Wednesday, 82.2% (3,809,806) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 71.1% (3,296,603) had received their second dose.

In addition, 83% (3,592,053) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 72.9% (3,151,609) have received their second dose.

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 7,114,250 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

There are 3,585 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 148,446 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 72 individuals are in hospital and 29 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

* 135 new cases in Fraser Health
* Total active cases: 699

* 105 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
* Total active cases: 493

* 258 new cases in Interior Health
* Total active cases: 2,045

* 12 new cases in Northern Health
* Total active cases: 116

* 26 new cases in Island Health
* Total active cases: 222

* no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
* Total active cases: 10

There are eight active outbreaks in long-term care: Holyrood Manor, Kin Village West Court, and Evergreen Baptist Care Society (Fraser Health); Nelson Jubilee Manor, Kootenay Street Village, Cottonwoods Care Centre, and Brookhaven Care Centre(Interior Health); and Discovery Harbour (Island Health).