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B.C. surpasses second dose milestone

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:21 PDT, Wed July 14, 2021

More than 50 per cent of adults in B.C have now received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

In addition, 47.3 per cent of people 12 and older have had two doses, and 80.3 per cent of adults and 79.3 per cent of people aged 12 and older have received their first dose.

B.C. health authorities reported 41 new cases of COVID-19 today, four of which are epidemiologically linked. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 148,228 cases.

Of the new cases, 10 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 11 in the Fraser Health region, one in the Island Health region, 16 in the Interior Health region, two in the Northern Health region and one new case of a person who resides outside of Canada.

There are 639 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 65 of those people are hospitalized, 11 of whom are in intensive care. 

To date, 5,872,611 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 2,191,315 of those are second doses. 

There were no new virus-related deaths reported today for the sixth day in a row.

An active outbreak continues at one acute care facility. All other healthcare outbreaks have been declared over.

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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