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Posted: July 15, 2021

B.C.’s COVID-19 update for July 15

As of Thursday, July 15, 79.4% (3,681,088) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 48.6% (2,253,818) received their second dose.

In addition, 80.5% (3,481,176) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 51.9% (2,246,289) received their second dose.

B.C. is reporting 54 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 148,282 cases in the province.

There are currently 650 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 145,859 people who tested positive have recovered.

Note that the numbers of total and new cases are provisional due to a delayed data refresh and will be verified once confirmed.

Of the active cases, 63 individuals are currently in hospital and 12 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

* 20 new cases in Interior Health (total active cases: 161);

* 19 new cases in Fraser Health (total active cases: 168);

* Nine new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (total active cases: 258);

* One new case in Northern Health (total active cases: 28);

* Five new cases in Island Health (total active cases: 29).

In the past 24 hours, one new death (Vancouver Coastal Health) has been reported, for an overall total of 1,761.

Currently, there is one active outbreak in acute care at Laurel Place at Surrey Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health).

Since December 2020, the province has administered 5,942,064 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

Lead image: Masks are still encouraged in tight areas, such as elevators. Carrie Schafer/e-KNOW photo

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