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Slight rise in COVID-19 statistics again in B.C.

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:38 PDT, Thu July 8, 2021

Last Updated: 2:50 PDT, Thu July 8, 2021

Two important COVID-19 statistics have risen again today in B.C.: the seven-day rolling average of new cases and the number of active cases.

The seven-day rolling average has risen to 41 from 39 yesterday. There are 649 active cases, up from 624. 

Health authorities reported 59 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the cumulative case count to 147,915.

Of the new cases, 10 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 21 in the Fraser Health region, seven in the Island Health region, 19 in the Interior Health region, two in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

Locally, there were just three new cases reported in Richmond between June 27 and July 3. This is down from 16 the previous week and a record high of 272 reported the first week of April.

Of the active cases, 74 people are hospitalized, 19 of whom are in intensive care. Yesterday 86 people were hospitalized with an active case, 20 of whom were in intensive care.

To date, 5,497,150 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 1,854,387 of those are second doses. In the last 24 hours, a record 93,103 vaccinations were completed.

This means that 78.4 per cent of people aged 12 and older have received their first dose of a vaccine and 40 per cent have received two doses.

Sadly, there was one new virus-related deaths reported today, bringing that total to 1,760.

Health authorities declared one healthcare facility outbreak over. Active outbreaks continue at three 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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