BC health officials announce fewer than 60 new COVID-19 cases

Bonnie Henry

Bonnie Henry

There were also no COVID-19 related deaths to report, leaving the death toll at 1,743.

Just over the weekend, health officials have reported 229 COVID-19 cases in the past three days, bringing the total number of active cases to 1204.

The cases were among 56 new cases confirmed across the province over the past 24 hours. Of those cases, four people are in hospital for treatment, and one more is receiving critical care.

The number of active cases on the island is has also steadily declined and stands at 29.

Currently 77.3% of all adults in BC and 75.8% of those 12 and older have now received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Henry noted a total of 4.5 million doses of vaccine have been administered in B.C., including 1.1 million second doses.

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, today (June 22) issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the COVID-19 response in British Columbia. "We're going to be changing our tactics to try and make sure we... continue the ground game and find people and make sure that they have the opportunities to be immunized everywhere".

Henry added that fluctuations in vaccine supply means that the province will have more Moderna than Pfizer vaccine doses for the next several weeks.

"With the millions of doses of vaccines delivered in Canada and across the world, we are confident that both of these mRNA vaccines are safe and effective and can be used interchangeably", she said.

There were 15 new cases today in Interior Health, as well as 18 in Fraser Health, 12 in Vancouver Coastal Health, seven in Northern Health, three in Island Health and one in a person who resides out of province.

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