BC health officials announce 76 new COVID-19 cases

Jul 20 2021, 2:57 pm

BC health officials announced 76 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 148,563.

In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that there are 692 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

Of the active cases, 50 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: 27 new cases, 182 total active cases
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: Nine new cases, 241 total active cases
  • Interior Health: 37 new cases, 207 total active cases
  • Northern Health: No new cases, 32 total active cases
  • Island Health: Three new cases, 22 total active cases
  • Outside of Canada: No new cases, eight total active cases

There have been no new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,763 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, 6,226,346 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in BC, 2,519,686 of which are second doses.

146,099 people who tested positive have now recovered.

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