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B.C. records 59 new COVID-19 cases, zero deaths

Last Updated Jul 7, 2021 at 2:31 pm PDT

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Province says 86 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 20 in ICU

Fraser Health recorded the most COVID-19 cases in the past day; Vancouver Coastal Health has the most active cases

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Another 59 people in B.C. have tested positive for COVID-19, though no one has died of the illness in the past day.

Of the 624 active cases, there are 86 people in the hospital, down slightly from 87 on Tuesday. The number of people in the ICU has gone down from 22 to 20.

The province says 78.2 per cent of those aged 12 and up have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 38.2 per cent have received a second dose.

Fraser Health has recorded the most new cases in the past day, with 20. However, Vancouver Coastal Health has the most active cases, with 230.

There are active outbreaks at the Rotary Manor in Dawson Creek, Laurel Place at Surrey Memorial Hospital, Eagle Ridge Hospital, and Royal Inland Hospital.

B.C. is currently in Stage 3 of its Restart Plan, which means masks are not mandated by the province and several restrictions around dining and the operation of casinos and nightclubs have been eased.

Sept. 7 is the earliest the province could move to Stage 4, which allows concerts and more spectators at sporting events.

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B.C. has recorded a total of 147,856 cases and 1,759 deaths since the pandemic began.