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B.C. tops 200 new COVID-19 cases

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:27 PDT, Thu July 29, 2021

Health authorities reported 204 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. today.

Active cases also continue to rise, with 1,055 reported today—the highest since June 25. Of the active cases, 51 people are in hospital, 20 of whom are in intensive care. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 149,648 cases.

A release from the province notes that the numbers of total and new cases are provisional due to a delayed data refresh and will be verified once confirmed.

Of the new cases, 23 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 58 in the Fraser Health region, 14 in the Island Health region, 107 in the Interior Health region, two in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

The latest local data shows that there were 13 new cases in Richmond last week (July 18-24)—the same number as the previous week (July 11-17).

To date, 6,732,309 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 2,971,793 of those are second doses. 

This means that 81.9 per cent of adults and 81 per cent of people aged 12 and older have received their first dose of a vaccine. In addition, 66.8 per cent of adults and 64.1 per cent of those aged 12 and older have received two doses.

There were no new virus-related deaths reported today.

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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