B.C. has more cases over the past week than any other Canadian province or territory
That’s the most cases since May 21 — during the waning part of the third wave of COVID-19 in B.C. — and the most active cases since early June, at the start of B.C.’s fourth wave of infection.
Active cases peaked in B.C. on April 16 at 10,081.
Interior Health continues to account for most new cases in the province, rising to 58 per cent of all new infections on Wednesday.
Interior Health is less than half the size of Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health and roughly the same size as Island Health, which was responsible for just over six per cent of cases on Wednesday.
According to B.C. Centre for Disease Control data, there are locations with low vaccination rates in all health authorities — well below the 68.4 per cent province-wide vaccination rate for all those 12 and older.