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148 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C.; 32 in Interior Health

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks to reporters during a COVID-19 news conference, Nov. 17, 2020.
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June 09, 2021 - 3:19 PM

B.C. health officials are reporting 148 new cases of COVID-19 today, with 32 of which being in the Interior Health region, for a total of 145,843 since the start of the pandemic.

There are currently 1,975 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 195 people are hospitalized and 47 of whom are in intensive care as of today, June 9.

There have been three new COVID-19 related deaths, raising the death toll to 1,725 since the start of the pandemic.

While case numbers continue to drop the vaccination rate continues to rise. In total, 3,749,758 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 390,264 of which are second doses.

"Canada has some of the highest Dose 1 immunization levels in the world and British Columbia is equally strong. We ask everyone to join us in continuing to push forward with our vaccine progress," provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said in a joint statement today.

Clinics are vaccinating thousands of people every day and health authorities are also taking vaccines out into communities to further accelerate immunizations.

"As we progress towards step two of BC's Restart plan, we can be assured we are on the right path, and with every person who is fully vaccinated, we are all safer. Let's keep going and keep doing our part to put the pandemic behind us," Dix and Dr. Henry said.

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