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B.C. reports 54 new COVID-19 cases

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:53 PDT, Thu July 15, 2021

B.C. health authorities reported 54 new cases of COVID-19 today. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded  148,282 cases. According to a provincial news release, these numbers are provisional due to a delayed data refresh and will be verified once they are confirmed.

Of the new cases, nine are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 19 in the Fraser Health region, five in the Island Health region, 20 in the Interior Health region, one in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 650 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 63 of those people are hospitalized, 12 of whom are in intensive care. 

To date, 5,942,064 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 2,253,818 of those are second doses. 

This means that 80.5 per cent of adults and 79.4 per cent of people aged 12 and older have received their first dose of a vaccine. In addition, 51.9 per cent of adults and 48.6 per cent of those aged 12 and older have received two doses.

Sadly, there was one new virus-related death reported today, bringing that total to 1,761.

An active outbreak continues at one acute care facility.

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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