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B.C. COVID-19 cases under 200 for second consecutive day

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:30 PDT, Wed June 2, 2021

B.C. health authorities reported 194 new cases of COVID-19 today, two of which are epidemiologically linked. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 144,667 cases.

Of the new cases, 33 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 122 in the Fraser Health region, two in the Island Health region, 33 in the Interior Health region and four in the Northern Health region.

There are 2,662 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 246 of those people are hospitalized, 70 of whom are in intensive care. 

To date, 3,365,286 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 208,145 of those are second doses. In total, 71.1 per cent of all B.C. adults and 68 per cent of those 12 and older have received their first dose.

Sadly, there were four new virus-related deaths reported today, bringing that total to 1,707.

Active outbreaks continue at Richmond Lions Manor-Bridgeport care home and Richmond Hospital, as well as four other long-term care, assisted living and independent living 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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