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B.C. reports 267 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:08 PDT, Mon July 26, 2021

B.C. health authorities reported 267 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, one of which is epidemiologically linked. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 149,109 cases.

This is an increase from last weekend’s count of 156 new cases. The seven-day rolling average has increased to 89, up from 73 on Friday and 47 a week ago.

Of the new cases, 41 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 48 in the Fraser Health region, 18 in the Island Health region, 155 in the Interior Health region, five in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 695 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 43 of those people are hospitalized, 17 of whom are in intensive care. 

To date, 6,584,264 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 2,840,194 of those are second doses. 

This means that 81.6 per cent of adults and 80.6 per cent of people aged 12 and older have received their first dose of a vaccine. In addition, 64.4 per cent of adults and 61.3 per cent of those aged 12 and older have received two doses.

Sadly, there was one new virus-related death reported since Friday, bringing that total to 1,768.

Health authorities reported one new healthcare facility outbreak at a long-term care home in the Interior Health region. There are now active outbreaks at two long-term care facilities and one acute care facility.

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing centre near you: or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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