FORT ST. JOHN -- British Columbia has recorded 78 more cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health announced Wednesday.

It's the second day in a row that B.C. has added more than 75 new cases to its total, after nearly a month of recording fewer than that.

Wednesday's update brought the rolling seven-day average for new cases in the province up to 58 per day.

There have now been 148,641 cases in the province since the pandemic began.

One new case was reported in the Northern Health region in the last 24 hours.

No more deaths were reported Wednesday, leaving B.C. at 1,763 coronavirus-related deaths overall.

There are now 729 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 30 of which are from the Northern Health region.

Of those, 48 are in hospital, including 16 in intensive care units.

As of Wednesday, 80.1 per cent of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 55.6 per cent have received their second dose.