B.C.’s COVID-19 update for July 5
As of Monday, July 5, 78.0% (3,613,370) of eligible people 12 and older in the province have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 36.0% (1,668,268) received their second dose.
Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 87 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 147,790 cases in the province: July 2-3: 30 new cases; July 3-4: 37 new cases; July 4-5: 20 new cases.
There are currently 652 actives cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 145,362 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, there are 85 individuals currently in hospital and 22 in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
The new/active cases include: 45 new cases in Interior Health (Total active cases: 160); 33 new cases in Fraser Health (Total active cases: 193); five new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (Total active cases: 245); one new case in Northern Health (Total active cases: 34); one new case in Island Health (Total active cases: 11).
In the last 72 hours, three deaths have been reported, including one in Interior Health, one in Vancouver Coastal Health and one in Northern Health. A total of 1,759 deaths from COVID-19 have now been recorded in British Columbia.
There are five active outbreaks in independent and assisted living, long-term care homes or acute-care facilities at:
* Laurel Place, Eagle Ridge Hospital, Royal Inland Hospital and Surrey Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health);
* Rotary Manor Dawson Creek (Northern Health).
Since December 2020, the province has administered 5,288,644 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.
Lead image: Directions for loading groceries at a Fernie grocery store. Carrie Schafer/e-KNOW photo