COVID-19 in B.C.: Over 200 active cases remain in Vancouver Coastal Health; no new deaths; and more

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      B.C. continues to make progress in reducing overall case numbers as the number of active cases continues to decline. However, hospitalized cases did slightly increase today.

      Meanwhile, the most active cases remain in the Vancouver Coastal Health region.

      B.C. update: July 6

      Today, the B.C. Ministry of Health is reporting 46 new COVID-19 cases of COVID-19, which includes:

      • 15 new cases in Fraser Health (179 total active cases);
      • 13 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (220 total active cases);
      • 13 new cases in Interior Health (154 total active cases);
      • three new cases in Island Health (12 total active cases);
      • two new cases in Northern Health (29 total active cases);
      • no new cases among people from outside of Canada (eight total active cases).

      Currently, there are 602 active cases—a drop of 50 cases from yesterday.

      Hospitalized cases increased by two since yesterday, with 87 individuals now in hospitals, and 22 of those patients in intensive care units (same number as yesterday).

      Some good news is that there weren’t any new COVID-19-related deaths reported, which leaves the cumulative number of fatalities at 1,759 people who have died during the pandemic.

      A cumulative total of 145,420 people who tested positive have now recovered, which includes 58 recoveries since yesterday.

      During the pandemic, B.C. has recorded a cumulative total of 147,797 cases.

      In B.C.’s immunization program, a total of 5,340,256 doses of Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines have been administered.

      As of today, 78.1 percent (3,618,865) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose, and 37 percent (1,714,394) have received their second dose.

      Outbreaks and exposures

      No new healthcare or community outbreaks have been declared.

      Currently, there are four active outbreaks remaining at:

      • Rotary Manor Dawson Creek longterm care in Northern Health;
      • Surrey Memorial Hospital;
      • Eagle Ridge Hospital in Fraser Health;
      • Royal Inland Hospital in Interior Health.

      None of the regional health authorities listed any new public exposure events or business closures.

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