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B.C. records 29 new cases of COVID-19; 10 in Interior Health

FILE PHOTO - Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks to the media, June 28, 2021.
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June 29, 2021 - 4:01 PM

New cases of COVID-19 have fallen to reassuring lows in B.C.

There were 29 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 147,578 cases in B.C. Of these, 10 are in the Interior Health region.

There are currently 876 active cases of COVID-19 in the province,110 people are currently hospitalized, with 34 of whom in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There were no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,754 deaths in B.C.

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According to a joint statement issued today, June 29, by provincial health officer and Health Minister Adrian Dix, 78.3% of all adults in B.C. and 77% of those 12 and older have now received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, 31.6% of all adults in B.C. and 29.5% of those 12 and older have received their second dose.

In total, 4,941,795 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 1,368,464 of which are second doses.

"British Columbia continues to maintain our positive momentum, allowing our province to safely move forward with Step 3 of BC's Restart plan. We have seen that community transmission, hospitalizations and deaths are all declining as immunizations are going up," Henry about Dix said in the statement.

"Importantly, as the level of risk has decreased, we can now bridge from COVID-19 public health orders to safety guidance. Orders are no longer necessary in many settings. This will be reflected in the changes coming into effect on July 1."

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