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Six-week high in new COVID-19 cases

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:59 PDT, Tue July 27, 2021

B.C. health authorities reported 150 new cases of COVID-19 today, the highest since June 11.

One of the new cases is epidemiologically linked. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 149,259 cases.

Of the new cases, 17 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 32 in the Fraser Health region, three in the Island Health region, 95 in the Interior Health region, three in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 783 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 44 of those people are hospitalized, 22 of whom are in intensive care. 

To date, 6,637,241 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 2,887,730 of those are second doses. 

This means that 81.7 per cent of adults and 80.7 per cent of people aged 12 and older have received their first dose of a vaccine. In addition, 65.3 per cent of adults and 62.3 per cent of those aged 12 and older have received two doses.

There were no new virus-related deaths reported today.

Health authorities reported one healthcare facility outbreak over. Active outbreaks continue at two long-term 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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