B.C. reports zero COVID-19 deaths with fewer than 30 new cases

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The British Columbia Health Services on Tuesday reported zero COVID-19 related deaths with fewer than 30 new positive cases.

“We have had 29 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 147,578 cases in British Columbia,” Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, said in a joint statement.

The statement further added “Of the new cases, seven are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, seven are in the Fraser Health region, three are in the Island Health region, 10 are in the Interior Health region and two are of people who reside outside of Canada. There are no new cases in the Northern Health region.

“There are currently 876 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and a further 144,931 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 110 individuals are currently hospitalized, 34 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, Dr. Bonnie and Minister Dix, added in their statement “Today, we are reporting that 78.3% of all adults in B.C. and 77.0% of those 12 and older have now received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, 31.6% of all adults in B.C. and 29.5% of those 12 and older have received their second dose.”

They also added that in total, 4,941,795 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 1,368,464 of which are second doses. 

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