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87 new COVID-19 cases since Friday in B.C.; 45 in Interior Health

A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic in Surrey, B.C., on May 14, 2021.
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July 05, 2021 - 4:11 PM

The first of what’s to be a significantly pared-down COVID-19 update indicated that B.C.’s new daily case numbers remain low.

Over a three-day period, the province reported there were 87 new cases of COVID-19, with 45 of which being in Interior Health.

From July 2 to 3 there were 30 new cases, July 3 to 4 there were 37 new cases and July 4 to 5 there were 20 new cases, raising the total since the start of the pandemic to 147,790.

There are currently 652 active cases and 85 people are in hospital, with 22 of whom in intensive care. 

Three people died of COVID-19 in this period.

As of July 5, 78.0% (3,613,370) of eligible people 12 and older in the province have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 36.0% (1,668,268) received their second dose.

There are five active outbreaks in independent and assisted living, long-term care homes or acute-care facilities, including Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.

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