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Seven-day average rises to 58

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:29 PDT, Wed July 21, 2021

The seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases in B.C. has risen to 58 today, up from 53 yesterday.

At its lowest point since last summer, the seven-day average was 35 on July 5. B.C. health authorities reported 78 new cases of COVID-19 today. Since the pandemic began, the province has recorded 148,641 cases.

Of the new cases, 23 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 21 in the Fraser Health region, two in the Island Health region, 31 in the Interior Health region, one in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 729 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 48 of those people are hospitalized, 16 of whom are in intensive care. 

To date, 6,297,149 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 2,577,909 of those are second doses. 

This means that 81.1 per cent of adults and 80.1 per cent of people aged 12 and older have received their first dose of a vaccine. In addition, 59 per cent of adults and 55.6 per cent of those aged 12 and older have received two doses.

There were no new virus-related deaths reported today.

Active outbreaks continue 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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