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B.C. reports 229 COVID-19 cases since Friday

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:35 PDT, Mon June 21, 2021

There were 45 new cases of COVID-19 reported in B.C. in the past 24 hours. The last time a single day's case count was less than 50 was more than 10 months ago.

Health officials reported a total of 229 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, including 94 from Friday to Saturday and 90 from Saturday to Sunday.

Of the new cases, 51 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 99 in the Fraser Health region, five in the Island Health region, 60 in the Interior Health region and 13 in the Northern Health region. The province’s cumulative total is now 147,131 cases.

There are 1,204 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 108 of those people are hospitalized, 48 of whom are in intensive care. This is a drop of 20 people in hospital since Friday, but the intensive care number remains the same.

To date, 4,436,432 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 935,401 of those are second doses. This means that 77.3 per cent of all adults in B.C. and 75.8 per cent of those 12 and older have received their first dose of a vaccine. 

Sadly, there were three new virus-related deaths reported since Friday, bringing that total to 1,743.

Health authorities reported one new healthcare facility outbreak at a hospital in the Fraser Health region. There are now active outbreaks at three 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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