B.C. reports 11 deaths and 911 new COVID-19 cases, number in hospital tops 300

British Columbia reported a record 911 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, along with 11 new deaths.

It brings the provincial death toll to 395.

The number of people fighting COVID-19 in hospital topped 300 for the first time, climbing to 301. Another 69 people were in critical or intensive care.

Once again, the majority of the cases were in the Fraser Health region (649) and Vancouver Coastal Health region (153).

Forty-seven cases were in the Interior Health region, 35 were in the Northern Health region and 27 were on Vancouver Island.

There were 10,430 people isolating due to possible exposure to the virus.

B.C. has reported a total 30,884 cases.

Earlier Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said a “majority” of Canadians should be vaccinated against the virus by September.

A clear timeline for the vaccine rollout remains unclear.

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