Health authorities in B.C reported an additional 536 infections Wednesday, marking the biggest single-day average since last May.
The press briefing, which was presented via a written statement by the Health Ministry, pushed the province’s seven-day average to 411. The last time a health official reported such a figure was the 21st of May.
B.C last reported a case count above 536 was on the 13th of May.
Health officials also reported a fatality relating to COVID-19, placing the provincial death toll at 1778.
Close to 48 percent of the latest figures originate from the Interior Health Region, where tough measures were brought back to curb transmission rates.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C’s top doctor, said they expect the measures to start having tangible effects in the coming days.
In the meantime, health officials are emphasizing on the importance of having everyone immunized in order for the masses to build strong immunities against the Delta strain.
So far, the province has issued 7114250 jabs of the vaccine Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna. Approximately 82 percent of those eligible for immunization aged at least 12 years have received a jab, while 71 percent have had both.