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194 new COVID-19 cases in B.C.; 33 in Interior Health

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks to reporters at a COVID-19 briefing, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 as Health Minister Adrian Dix looks on.
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June 02, 2021 - 4:05 PM

For the second day in a row, the number of new cases of COVID-19 has fallen below 200 while the percentage of vaccinated British Columbians has risen.

B.C. health officials reported 194 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 144,667 cases since the start of the pandemic. Of the new cases, 33 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 122 are in the Fraser Health region, two are in the Island Health region, 33 are in the Interior Health region and four are in the Northern Health region. There are no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are currently 2,662 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 246 individuals are currently hospitalized, with 70 of whom are in intensive care.

There were also four new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,707 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

As of today, June 2, 71.1% of all adults in B.C. and 68% of people 12 and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. In total, 3,365,286 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 208,145 of which are second doses.

"With BC's Restart plan progressing, this is a time of transition for all of us. We are slowly and cautiously moving forward through Step 1, and in the weeks ahead, activities that have been on hold will resume once again," provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and BC Health Minister Adrian Dix said in a joint statement.

"Many are excited about this transition, but there can also be fear and anxiety about what this may mean for you and your loved ones. We have all worked hard to stay safe and we want to keep our positive momentum going."

They pointed out that even as the province moves forward, businesses will still be required to have a workplace safety plan, based on the individual risks in their business.

"And we must also be respectful that some people and communities will take more time to welcome visitors, based on their own vulnerabilities," they said.


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