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Posted: July 29, 2021

B.C.’s COVID-19 update for July 29

As of Thursday, July 29, 81.0% (3,753,057) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 64.1% (2,971,793) have received their second dose.

In addition, 81.9% (3,543,503) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 66.8% (2,890,948) have received their second dose.

B.C. is reporting 204 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 149,648 cases in the province.

There are 1,055 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 146,810 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, 51 individuals are in hospital and 20 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

* 107 new cases in Interior Health (total active cases: 600);

* 58 new cases in Fraser Health (total active cases: 241);

* 23 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (total active cases: 139);

* Two new cases in Northern Health (total active cases: 19);

* 14 new cases in Island Health (total active cases: 51).

In the last 24 hours, no new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 1,771.

There are two active outbreaks in long-term care at Holyrood Manor (Fraser Health) and Nelson Jubilee Manor (Interior Health).

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 6,732,309 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

Lead image: COVID-19 safety information at the entrance to a Telus outlet in Cranbrook. Carrie Schafer/e-KNOW photo


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