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Posted: July 23, 2021

B.C.’s COVID-19 update for July 23

As of Friday, July 23, 80.3% (3,723,154) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 58.1% (2,692,024) have received their second dose.

In addition, 81.3% (3,517,529) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 61.4% (2,654,367) have received their second dose.

B.C. reports 89 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, July 22 and 112 new cases July 23, including six epi-linked cases, for a total of 148,842 cases in the province.

There are currently 603 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 146,463 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 46 individuals are currently in hospital and 17 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

* 59 new cases in Interior Health (total active cases: 256);

* 30 new cases in Fraser Health (total active cases: 199);

* 15 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (total active cases: 110);

* Three new cases in Northern Health 9total active cases: 10);

* Five new cases in Island Health (total active cases: 22).

In the last 48 hours, four new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 1,767.

The new deaths include: Interior Health: two; Fraser Health: one; Vancouver Costal Health: one.

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 6,422,503 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

Data related to active cases in the province is being reconciled by removing 239 historic cases from B.C.’s total. This reflects B.C. residents who tested positive for COVID-19, but did not fall under the case and contact follow-up program in their home health authorities. Examples include cases who tested positive while staying out of province, or who were under the federal quarantine program.

Lead image: COVID-19 safety station in the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Centre. Carrie Schafer/e-KNOW photo

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