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B.C. records two-month low in single-day COVID-19 cases

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:29 PDT, Fri May 14, 2021

For the first time in almost two months, B.C. is reporting a single-day increase in new COVID-19 cases that is under 500.

B.C. health authorities reported 494 new cases of COVID-19 today, seven of which are epidemiologically linked. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 138,304 cases.

Of the new cases, 140 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 288 in the Fraser Health region, eight in the Island Health region, 33 in the Interior Health region and 25 in the Northern Health region.

There are  5,548 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 387 of those people are hospitalized, 141 of whom are in intensive care.

To date, 2,393,265 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 124,880 of those are second doses. Second doses have ramped up this week; since Monday, an average of 4,706 second doses were administered each day. This is more than double last week’s count of 2,047 per day on average.

Sadly, there were two new virus-related deaths reported today, bringing that total to 1,634.

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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