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Nearly 80% of British Columbians have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination

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July 02, 2021 - 3:28 PM

Almost 80% of B.C. residents have received their first COVID-19 vaccine and 35% of adults have had their second shot.

“Today, we are reporting that 78.7% of all adults in B.C. and 77.5% of those 12 and older have now received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, 35.2% of all adults in B.C. and 32.9% of those 12 and older have received their second dose,” provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix said in a joint statement issued today, July 2.

So far, 5,124,693 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.,1,526,711 of which are second doses.

There have been 84 new COVID-19 cases in the province reported from June 30 to July 1, with 35 new cases in the last 24 hours. Throughout the pandemic, B.C. has reported a total of 147,705 cases and 145,200 of those cases have recovered.

Of the new cases, 21 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 36 are in the Fraser Health region, 25 are in the Interior Health region and two are in the Northern Health region. There are no new cases in the Island Health region. There are 729 active cases in B.C.

Two deaths in relation to COVID-19 were reported, bringing the provincial death total to 1,756.

Of the active cases, 99 individuals are currently hospitalized, 30 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

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