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Posted: July 19, 2021

B.C.’s COVID-19 update for July 19

As of Monday, July 19, 79.9% (3,701,843) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 53.2% (2,464,201) have received their second dose.

In addition, 80.9% (3,499,069) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 56.6% (2,447,323) have received their second dose.

Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 156 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 148,487 cases in the province: July 16-17: 56 new cases; July 17-18: 60 new cases; July 18-19: 40 new cases.

There are currently 653 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 146,062 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 49 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:

* 58 new cases in Interior Health (total active cases: 179);

* 63 new cases in Fraser Health (total active cases: 166);

* 27 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (total active cases: 246);

* Three new cases in Northern Health (total active cases: 33);

* Four new cases in Island Health (total active cases: 21);

In the last 72 hours, two new deaths have been reported in the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions, for an overall total of 1,763.

Currently, there are two active outbreaks in acute care at Laurel Place at Surrey Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health) and long-term care at Holyrood Manor (Fraser Health).

Since December 2020, the province has administered 6,173,328 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

Lead image: Signage at St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino reminding patrols to try and main social distancing. Carrie Schafer/e-KNOW photo

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