Just 56 new cases across BC

23 Juin, 2021, 20:36 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
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Blood samples taken from 1,556 school staff showed 2.3 per cent tested positive for antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19, mirroring the number of positive tests from a matching group of donors who did not work in schools.

There were 15 new cases today in Interior Health, as well as 18 in Fraser Health, 12 in Vancouver Coastal Health, seven in Northern Health, three in Island Health and one in a person who resides out of province.

Just over the weekend, health officials have reported 229 COVID-19 cases in the past three days, bringing the total number of active cases to 1204.

To date, 77.7% of all adults 18 and over in BC and 76.2% of those 12 and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Henry noted a total of 4.5 million doses of vaccine have been administered in B.C., including 1.1 million second doses.

The active caseload also dropped to 1,150 - the lowest it's been since September 2 - while hospitalizations increased slightly to 111, including 41 people in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been no new COVID-19-related deaths, leaving a total of 1,743 deaths in British Columbia. "This will allow you and your family to enjoy your summer even more, knowing you have protection from COVID-19". "This gives us a strong foundation for our summer ahead". "Obviously we want to do that as fast as we can, but we also want to make sure that we keep a good interval between dose one and dose two, so there may be some spillover in people who are just getting immunized now, into early August".

"Vaccines really are our ticket to travel", Dr. Henry said.



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