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B.C. reports 45 new COVID-19 cases

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:34 PDT, Fri July 9, 2021

B.C. health authorities reported 45 new cases of COVID-19 today. The new cases bring the seven-day rolling average up to 42 from 41 yesterday.

There have been 148,031 cases in the province since the pandemic began—an increase of 116 from yesterday’s total due to a data correction as well as “reconciliation of records for cases followed up by the Federal Quarantine program between March and April 2021” according to a release from the B.C. government.

Of the new cases, 14 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), eight in the Fraser Health region, four in the Island Health region, 19 in the Interior Health region, none in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 661 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 73 of those people are hospitalized, 19 of whom are in intensive care. 

To date, 5,565,983 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 1,915,919 of those are second doses. 

This means that 79.7 per cent of adults and 78.6 per cent of people aged 12 and older have received their first dose of a vaccine. In addition, 44.2 per cent of adults and 41.3 per cent of those 12 and up have received two doses.

There were no new virus-related deaths reported today.

Active outbreaks continue at three acute care facilities.

Vancouver Coastal Health also provided information about a potential exposure at Cabana Lounge (1163 Granville St.) in Vancouver. The possible exposure happened from July 1 to 4 during operating hours. Anyone who was at Cabana Lounge on those days should self-monitor for symptoms.

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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