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B.C. closing in on 80% vaccination rate

A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic in Surrey, B.C., on May 14, 2021.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
July 19, 2021 - 2:45 PM

B.C. has seen 156 newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 since Friday, for a total of 148,487 cases in the province, according to the latest Ministry of Health pandemic missive.

Of these, 56 new cases were reported July 16 to 17, 60 new cases for July 17 to 18 and 40 new cases from July 18 to 19. Of these, 58 are in Interior Health and there are 179 active cases.

There are currently 653 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 146,062 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 49 people are currently in hospital and 12 are in intensive care. 

Since December 2020, the province has administered 6,173,328 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines. As of Monday, July 19, 2021, 79.9% (3,701,843) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 53.2% (2,464,201) have received their second dose.

In addition, 80.9% (3,499,069) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 56.6% (2,447,323) have received their second dose.

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