78 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths in B.C.

B.C. on Wednesday reported 78 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 148,641 cases in the province.

In the last 24 hours, no new deaths were reported in the province, and the total number of deaths remains at 1,763.

As of Wednesday, 80.1% (3,711,930) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 55.6% (2,577,909) had received their second dose.

In addition, 81.1% (3,507,707) of all eligible adults in B.C. had received their first dose and 59% (2,552,325) had received their second dose.

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 6,297,149 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

There are currently 729 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 146,142 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 48 individuals are currently in hospital and 16 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

* 21 new cases in Fraser Health
* Total active cases: 198

* 23 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
* Total active cases: 255

* 31 new cases in Interior Health
* Total active cases: 222

* one new case in Northern Health
* Total active cases: 30

* two new cases in Island Health
* Total active cases: 18

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

Currently, there are two active outbreaks in:

* acute care: Laurel Place at Surrey Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health)

* long-term care: Holyrood Manor (Fraser Health)

There are no active outbreaks in assisted or independent living: none