VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – B.C. is continuing to keep the number of new COVID-19 infections relatively low, recording 148 cases on Wednesday.
There are 195 COVID patients in B.C. hospitals, down from 203 on Tuesday. There are 47 people in the ICU, down from 57.
The province recorded three more COVID-related deaths, for a total of 1,725 since the pandemic began.
About half of the new cases were in the Fraser Health region, and about 16 per cent were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. Twenty-two per cent were in the Interior Health region.
BC #covid19 Jun 9
148 New-total 145843
Vax +64418, +44756 2nd(390264 fully vax)
74.5% 18+, 72.4% 12+#bcpoli @news1130
— LizaYuzda (@LizaYuzda) June 9, 2021
In the past day, 64,418 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, 44,756 of which were second doses. In total, 3,749,758 doses have been given out since the vaccination campaign began. That includes 44,756 second doses.
“We are reporting that 74.5% of all adults in B.C. and 72.4% of those 12 and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine,” reads a joint statement from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.
“Clinics are operating at high capacity, welcoming thousands of people every day. Health authorities are also taking vaccines out into communities to further accelerate immunizations – whether through mobile clinics or other efforts like the Easy, Accessible, Same-day Immunization clinics in Fraser Health,” the statement adds.
June 15 is the earliest B.C.’s current COVID-19 restrictions could begin to ease. If all goes to plan, life could be pretty much as we knew it by September.