B.C.’s COVID-19 update for July 30
As of Friday, July 30, 81.1% (3,758,385) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 64.9% (3,008,360) have received their second dose.
In addition, 82.0% (3,548,137) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 67.5% (2,921,008) have received their second dose.
B.C. is reporting 243 new cases of COVID-19, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 149,889 cases in the province.
There are 1,231 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 146,876 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 47 individuals are in hospital and 16 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
The new/active cases include:
* 131 new cases in Interior Health (total active cases: 693);
* 56 new cases in Fraser Health (total active cases: 277);
* 32 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (total active cases: 160);
* Nine new cases in Northern Health (total active cases: 28);
* 13 new cases in Island Health (total active cases: 65).
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 6,774,257 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.
Lead image: Polite COVID-19 signage at the entry to a Platzl business in Kimberley. Carrie Schafer/e-KNOW photo