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Weekend COVID-19 numbers fall to under 100 per day

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:00 PDT, Mon June 14, 2021

Last Updated: 4:14 PDT, Mon June 14, 2021

COVID-19 case numbers are dropping quickly across the province, with B.C. health authorities reporting 277 new cases over the last three days.

There were 96 new cases between Friday and Saturday, 113 from Saturday to Sunday and a further 68 in the last 24 hours. One of the new cases is epidemiologically linked. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 146,453 cases.

The last time cases numbered less than 100 per day was early October.

Of the new cases, 36 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 148 in the Fraser Health region, 12 in the Island Health region, 63 in the Interior Health region, 16 in the Northern Health region and two new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

Another notable milestone also took place over the weekend: the province’s four millionth vaccine dose was delivered. To date, 4,048,346 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 613,453 of those are second doses.

This means 75.9 per cent of all adults in B.C. and 74.1 per cent of those aged 12 and older have received a dose of vaccine.

There are 1,537 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 136 of those people are hospitalized, 42 of whom are in intensive care. 

Sadly, there were four new virus-related deaths reported today, bringing that total to 1,734. The four deaths over three days represent a significant drop from the last few weekends, when the province recorded over 10 deaths in the same period.

Active outbreaks continue at five long-term care, assisted living and independent living facilities and one acute care facility.

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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