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Daily COVID-19 cases drop to 494 in B.C.; 33 in Interior Health

FILE PHOTO - B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix speaks to reporters during a COVID-19 update, May 10, 2021, as provincial health minister Dr. Bonnie Henry looks on.
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May 14, 2021 - 3:32 PM

There were 494 new COVID-19 cases recorded in B.C. in the last 24 hours, one of the lowest daily totals in weeks and part of a steady decline from more than 1,000 a day in mid-April.

Of those, 33 were in the Interior Health region, according to a joint statement issued today, May 14, by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.

"As we have seen, our vaccines are working,” the statement reads. “They are protecting those who are highest risk and as everyone gets vaccinated, they will protect you and the people around you, too.

"As we go into the weekend, let's remember that COVID-19 continues to circulate in our communities, so let's keep our safety layers top of mind to get us through this pandemic, together."

Of the new cases, 288 were in the Fraser Health region, 140 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, eight in the Vancouver Island Health region and 25 in the Northern Health region.

There were two more deaths, bringing the provincial total to 1,634.

There are 5,548 active cases in B.C. with people in 347 hospital, 141 of whom are in intensive care.

Almost 2.4 million doses of vaccine have been administered in B.C.

Register for vaccinations at the Get Vaccinated web site here or by calling 1-833-838-2323.

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