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Only 183 new COVID-19 cases in B.C.; 30 in Interior Health

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.
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June 04, 2021 - 4:14 PM

COVID-19 daily case counts continue to slowly decline as the vaccination rate rises in B.C.

In the last 24 hours, there were 183 new cases in B.C. with 30 of those being in the Interior Health region.

"Our goal is to get as many people as possible fully vaccinated with their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as we can,” says a joint statement issued today, June 4, by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix. “This is what will help us control the spread of the virus in our communities.”

There are now 69.6 per cent of B.C. residents over the age of 12 with at least one dose of vaccine. When just counting adults over the age of 18, that rate goes to 72.4 per cent.

"This month will be extremely busy for our clinics - continuing with first doses for people 12 and older and also ramping up our second dose program,” the statement says. “Elders, seniors, clinically extremely vulnerable people and others who are highest risk will all be getting vaccinated with Dose 2, with more and more of the broader population following closely behind.”

Of the new cases, 101 were in the Fraser Health region, 40 in Vancouver Coastal, three on Vancouver Island and nine in the Northern Health region.

There was one more death, bringing the provincial total to 1,710.

There are 2,453 active cases in B.C. with 224 people in hospital, 59 of whom are in intensive care.

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

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