More than 100,000 British Columbians have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccine has been given to 100,000 in B.C.
Published 3:41 PST, Thu January 21, 2021
Last Updated: 3:43 PST, Thu January 21, 2021
Total COVID-19 vaccinations have reached 104,901. Of those, 1,680 were second doses.
B.C. health officials also reported 564 new cases of the virus in the province today, including eight that are epidemiologically linked.
Of the new cases, 111 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 234 in the Fraser Health region, 47 in the Island Health region, 95 in the Interior Health region, 76 in the Northern Health region and one new case in a person who resides outside of Canada.
The number of active cases, which has been steadily decreasing since mid-December, rose by 105 today to 4,450. But the number of virus-related hospitalizations is down to 309, a two-month low. There are 6,816 people under active public health monitoring.
There were 15 new deaths related to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, a total that has now reached 1,119.
There remain 47 active healthcare outbreaks, including 40 in longterm care and assisted living facilities and seven in acute care facilities.
There was also a new community cluster announced in the Cariboo-Chilcotin region of the province, in and around Williams Lake.
“We need to do everything we can to break the chain of transmission. Right now is the time to do that,” said B.C. health officials.
For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing centre near you: http://www.bccdc.ca/ or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.
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