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B.C. health officials encourage first jabs as COVID case counts under 100 a day over weekend

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides a COVID-19 update, Feb. 1, 2021.
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June 21, 2021 - 4:32 PM

B.C.'s daily COVID-19 case count was under 100 for three days running, health officials reported today, June 21.

There were 94 new cases from June 18 to 19, 90 new cases from June 19 to 20 and 45 new cases in the last 24 hours, amounting to a total of 229 over the weekend and 147,131 since the start of the pandemic.

Of these 60 are in Interior Health, 51 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 99 are in the Fraser Health region, five are in the Island Health region and 13 are in the Northern Health region.

There are currently 1,204 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 108 people are currently hospitalized, with 48 of whom in intensive care. 

There were also three new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,743 deaths in B.C.

As case counts drop, the vaccination inches upward and there are now 77.3% of all adults in B.C. and 75.8% of those 12 and older have now received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. In total, 4,436,432 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 935,401 of which are second doses.

"On what is also the first day of summer, we encourage everyone to start your summer off right by ensuring you have your first dose, if you have not already done so. Dose 1 drop-in clinics are open at a number of locations around the province," provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said in a joint statement.

"In particular, as the school year comes to a close, we encourage all eligible youth, those 12 and older, to get your first dose before the summer holidays begin. This will allow you and your family to enjoy your summer even more, knowing you have protection from COVID-19."

They advised British Columbians to remember that the virus is still circulating in communities, in B.C. and in neighbouring provinces and territories and those planning to travel should be vaccinated first.

Interior Health’s mobile immunization clinic will make stops in Lake Country on June 28 and June 29 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for anyone who has not yet received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

No advance appointments are necessary for these clinics. People who live or work in the Lake Country area will be able to walk-up, register and receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The location is Beasley Park, 3450 Woodsdale Road

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