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B.C. reports 123 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:09 PDT, Mon July 12, 2021

B.C. health authorities reported 123 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 148,154 cases.

The seven-day rolling average of cases rose to 47 from 42 on Friday. A release from the provincial government notes that the number of total and new cases are provisional due to a delayed data refresh, and will be verified once they are confirmed.

Of the new cases, 38 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 38 in the Fraser Health region, five in the Island Health region, 42 in the Interior Health region, none in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 658 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 66 of those people are hospitalized, 14 of whom are in intensive care. 

To date, 5,741,691 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 2,068,450 of those are second doses. 

This means that 79.9 per cent of adults and 78.8 per cent of people aged 12 and older have received their first dose of a vaccine. In addition, 47.7 per cent of adults and 44.6 per cent of those 12-plus have received two doses. 

There were no new virus-related deaths reported since Friday.

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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