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COVID-19: B.C. records lowest daily cases since last August

Last Updated Jun 21, 2021 at 4:49 pm PDT

FILE - Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Courtesy Government of B.C., Flickr)
Summary

B.C. recorded 229 new COVID-19 cases over the last three days -- 94 on Saturday, 90 on Sunday, 45 in the last 24 hours

There is one new healthcare facility outbreak at Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — B.C. has recorded the lowest number of new daily COVID-19 cases in more than 10 months, with first-dose vaccines given to more than 75 per cent of those eligible.

On Monday, health officials reported 229 new coronavirus cases over the last three days — 94 on Saturday, 90 on Sunday, and just 45 in the last 24 hours. Three more people have died in this period, according to Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.

The of hospitalizations continues to decline, with 108 are people currently in hospital. The number of people in intensive care is 48, the same as it was on Friday.

Today, we are reporting that 77.3% of all adults in B.C. and 75.8% of those 12 and older have now received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. In total, 4,436,432 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 935,401 of which are second doses,” the statement reads.

There is one new healthcare facility outbreak at Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody.

Henry and Dix are also urging anyone over 12 years old to get vaccinated as the summer kicks off, and travel is now allowed.

“We encourage everyone to start your summer off right by ensuring you have your first dose, if you have not already done so,” the statement says.

“While we are progressing through BC’s Restart plan, let’s remember that the virus is still circulating in communities, here in B.C. and in neighbouring provinces and territories. If you are planning a trip, ensure you are vaccinated before you go – it is your ticket to safe travel this summer.