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108 new COVID-19 cases in B.C.; 37 in Interior Health

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix are seen in a file photo.
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June 15, 2021 - 3:20 PM

B.C. health officials announced 108 new cases of COVID-19 today, 37 of which are within Interior Health, for a total of 146,561 since the pandemic began.

There are currently 1,496 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 139 people hospitalized, 39 of whom in intensive care, according to a joint statement issued by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix today, June 15.

There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths overnight, leaving the death toll at 1,734 deaths. Also, the virus outbreak at Kelowna General Hospital is now over.

As of today, 76.1% of all adults in B.C. and 74.4% of those 12 and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. In total, 4,102,905 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 657,491 of which are second doses.

With conditions improving, Henry and Dix said it's time to move forward and put the pandemic in the past.

"As has been the case since the start of the pandemic, our success in this next phase is dependent on all of us doing our part to keep COVID-19 low and slow," Dix and Dr. Henry said in the statement.

"If you are considering visiting another community for recreational travel, be aware that some people and some communities are moving at a slower pace - a pace that works for them. These communities may not be ready to welcome visitors at this time, so please be respectful when making any travel plans.


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