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B.C. announces 156 new COVID-19 cases

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:51 PDT, Mon July 19, 2021

B.C. health authorities reported 156 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, bringing the cumulative total to 148,487 since the pandemic began.

Of the new cases, 27 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 63 in the Fraser Health region, four in the Island Health region, 58 in the Interior Health region, three in the Northern Health region and one new case of a person who resides outside of Canada.

There are 653 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 49 of those people are hospitalized, 12 of whom are in intensive care. 

To date, 6,173,328 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 2,464,201 of those are second doses. 

This means that 80.9 per cent of adults and 79.9 per cent of people aged 12 and older have received their first dose of a vaccine. In addition, 56.6 per cent of adults and 53.2 per cent of those aged 12 and older have received two doses.

Sadly, there were two new virus-related deaths reported since Friday, bringing that total to 1,763.

Health authorities reported one new healthcare facility outbreak. There are now active outbreaks at one long-term care facility and 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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