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B.C. COVID-19 numbers on the decline

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:08 PDT, Tue May 11, 2021

B.C. health authorities reported 515 new cases of COVID-19 today, the lowest single-day number since mid-March.

Ten of the new cases are epidemiologically linked. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 136,623 cases.

Of the new cases, 116 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 300 in the Fraser Health region, 20 in the Island Health region, 65 in the Interior Health region, 12 in the Northern Health region and two new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 6,020 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 426 of those people are hospitalized, 141 of whom are in intensive care.

To date, 2,219,856 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 110,516 of those are second doses. 

Sadly, there were two new virus-related deaths reported today, bringing that total to 1,624.

Active outbreaks continue at three long-term care, assisted living and independent living facilities and two acute care facilities.

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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