Of those, just 12 were in the Coastal Health Region that includes Powell River, and only three were on Vancouver Island.
There have been 56 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 147,187 cases in British Columbia.
Approximately 77.7 per cent of adults in B.C. have now received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while 76.2 per cent of youth aged 12 and older have received their first shot.
CTV News Vancouver Island reports the daily COVID-19 case counts as reported by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix, which are based on BCCDC data.
There are now 1,150 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and a further 144,263 people who tested positive have recovered.
There are now 108 people in hospital, with 47 of those individuals in critical care. In total, B.C. has administered 4,511,923 vaccine doses, including 1,000,192 second doses.
The outbreak at Heritage Manor (Northern Health) is now over. An additional three deaths have been reported bringing the total number of people lost to COVID-19 in BC to 1743.
"By no means is this over and by no means can we sort of forget about COVID-19", said Murthy. "Obviously we want to do that as fast as we can, but we also want to make sure that we keep a good interval between dose one and dose two, so there may be some spillover in people who are just getting immunized now, into early August".
Henry said the province is not seeing widespread vaccine hesitancy.
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