B.C.’s COVID-19 update for July 16
As of Friday, July 16, 79.5% (3,686,611) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 49.9% (2,310,888) received their second dose.
In addition, 80.6% (3,485,949) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 53.2% (2,301,322) received their second dose.
B.C. is reporting 45 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 148,331 cases in the province.
There are currently 652 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 145,908 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, 60 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:
* 21 new cases in Interior Health (total active cases: 164);
* 13 new cases in Fraser Health (total active cases: 163);
* Eight new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (total active cases: 259);
* One new case in Northern Health (total active cases: 29);
* Two new cases in Island Health (total active cases: 30).
In the past 24 hours, no new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 1,761.
Currently, there is one active outbreak in acute care: Laurel Place at Surrey Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health).
Since December 2020, the Province has administered 6,004,668 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.
Lead image: Interior Health’s Immunization Clinic at Parkland Middle School in Cranbrook. Carrie Schafer/e-KNOW photo