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B.C. records 317 new COVID-19 cases today

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:50 PDT, Fri May 28, 2021

B.C. health authorities reported 317 new cases of COVID-19 today. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 143,581 cases.

Of the new cases, 73 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 163 in the Fraser Health region, five in the Island Health region, 60 in the Interior Health region and 16 in the Northern Health region.

The latest data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control shows that cases in Richmond have dropped sharply, with just 49 recorded between May 16 and 22 compared to 108 the previous week.

There are 3,441 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 292 of those people are hospitalized, 79 of whom are in intensive care. Since yesterday, hospitalizations rose by six but critical care admissions dropped by nine.

To date, 3,106,269 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 160,885 of those are second doses. This means 67.2 per cent of all adults and 62.7 per cent of those aged 12 and older have now received their first dose of vaccine.

Sadly, there were two new virus-related deaths reported today, bringing that total to 1,692.

Health authorities reported one new healthcare facility outbreak. There are now active outbreaks at five long-term care, assisted living and independent living facilities and two acute care facilities, including Richmond Hospital.

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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