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B.C. surpasses six million vaccine doses

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:34 PDT, Fri July 16, 2021

B.C. has now delivered more than six million COVID-19 vaccines, with the total to date standing at 6,004,668.

Of the total vaccines delivered, 2,310,888 are second doses. This means that 80.6 per cent of adults and 79.5 per cent of people aged 12 and older have received their first dose of a vaccine. In addition, 53.2 per cent of adults and 49.9 per cent of those aged 12 and older have received two doses.

The province also reported 45 new cases of COVID-19 today. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 148,331 cases.

Of the new cases, eight are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 13 in the Fraser Health region, two in the Island Health region, 21 in the Interior Health region, one in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 652 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 60 of those people are hospitalized, 12 of whom are in intensive care. 

There were no new virus-related deaths reported today.

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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