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277 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. over weekend; 63 in Interior Health

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides an update on COVID-19, Sept. 17, 2020, as health minister Adrian Dix looks on in the background.
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June 14, 2021 - 3:52 PM

Twice this weekend daily COVID-19 numbers fell below 100, highlighting the province's readiness to move to the next stage of its restart.

B.C. health officials announced 96 new cases from June 11 to 12, 113 new cases from June 12 to 13 and 68 new cases in the last 24 hours for a total of 277 over the weekend and 146,453 since the start of the pandemic.

Of the new cases, 36 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 148 are in the Fraser Health region, 12 are in the Island Health region, 63 are in the Interior Health region, 16 are in the Northern Health region and two are of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are currently 1,537 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 136 people are hospitalized and 42 of whom are in intensive care.  

There have also been four new COVID-19 related deaths, raising the COVID-19 death toll to 1,734 deaths in B.C.

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Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health also said in a joint statement issued today, June 14, 75.9% of all adults in B.C. and 74.1% of those 12 and older have now received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. In total, 4,048,346 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 613,453 of which are second doses.

They ask that every eligible person register through the Get Vaccinated system, regardless of where they received their first vaccine dose. As well, if someone has received one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine outside of B.C., so there is a record of their vaccination status, they must register in B.C.'s provincial immunization registry.

Today, the details of Step 2 in BC's Restart plan were provided but safety plans and masks are still required in all indoor public spaces, as is the need to give others space, to stay home when we are ill and get tested if people develop symptoms. These layers of protection continue to be very important.

"Our progress is a shared effort, which means respecting that some of those around you may not be moving at the same pace as you. As a result, even though recreational travel within the province is now permitted, check before you go anywhere to ensure you will be welcome," Dix and Dr. Henry said in the statement.

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"Our target immunization rate is 100% - to get as many people fully vaccinated as soon as we can - so please register and book your appointments as soon as you are eligible. Let's keep moving forward safely as we enter this exciting next stage in BC's Restart plan."

You can register for your first or second dose here, or call 1-833-838-2323.


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