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45 new COVID-19 cases in B.C.; 21 in Interior Health

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July 16, 2021 - 3:26 PM

There were 45 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours in B.C. with 21 of those cases in the Interior Health region.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 148,331 cases in the province, according to a Ministry of Health media release issued today, July 16. The ministry said the numbers of total and new cases are provisional due to a delayed “data refresh.”

There are 652 active cases of the virus in B.C. and 145,908 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are 60 people in hospital with COVID-19 and of those, 12 are in intensive care. There rest are self-isolating at home.

There have been no new deaths in the past 24 hours so the death toll remains at 1,761.

The outbreak at a surgical unit at Kamloops’s Royal Inland Hospital was declared over today.

As of today, 79.5 per cent of those 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of a vaccine, while 49.9 per cent have had their second jab.

Since December 2020, 6,004,668 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines have been administered.

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