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Active COVID-19 cases in B.C. drop below 2,000

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:37 PDT, Wed June 9, 2021

There are 1,975 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C.—the first time this number has dipped below 2,000 since October 2020.

B.C. health authorities also reported 148 new cases of COVID-19 today. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 145,843 cases.

Of the new cases, 23 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 75 in the Fraser Health region, 10 in the Island Health region, 32 in the Interior Health region and eight in the Northern Health region.

Of the active cases, 195 people are hospitalized, 47 of whom are in intensive care. This is a decrease of eight hospitalizations and 10 intensive care admissions compared to yesterday’s report.

To date, 3,749,758 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 390,264 of those are second doses. This means that 74.5 per cent of all adults in B.C. and 72.4 per cent of those 12 and older have received their first dose.

As first doses slow down, second doses are speeding up. More than two-thirds of the doses administered in the last 24 hours were second doses—44,756, compared to 19,662 first doses.

Sadly, there were three new virus-related deaths reported today, bringing that total to 1,725.

Active outbreaks continue at five long-term care, assisted living and independent living facilities and two acute care facilities, including Richmond Lions Manor-Bridgeport care home and 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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