BC health officials report 45 new COVID-19 cases heading into weekend

Jul 16 2021, 2:09 pm

BC health officials announced 45 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 148,331.

In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that there are 652 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

Of the active cases, 60 individuals are currently hospitalized, 12 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

New and total active cases, broken down by health region, are as follows:

  • Fraser Health: 13 new cases, 163 total active cases
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: Eight new cases, 259 total active cases
  • Interior Health: 21 new cases, 164 total active cases
  • Northern Health: One new case, 29 total active cases
  • Island Health: Two new cases, 30 total active cases
  • Outside of Canada: No new cases, seven total active cases

There have been no new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,761 deaths in British Columbia.

To date, 80.6% of all eligible people 12 and over have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In total, 5,787,271 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in BC, 2,301,322 of which are second doses.

145,908 people who tested positive have now recovered.

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