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COVID-19: B.C. records 156 new cases over weekend

As of Monday, July 19, 2021, 79.9% (3,701,843) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 53.2% (2,464,201) have received their second dose.

In addition, 80.9% (3,499,069) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 56.6% (2,447,323) have received their second dose.

Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 156 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 148,487 cases in the province:

* July 16-17: 56 new cases

* July 17-18: 60 new cases

* July 18-19: 40 new cases

There are currently 653 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 146,062 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 49 individuals are currently in hospital and 12 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

* 63 new cases in Fraser Health
* Total active cases: 166

* 27 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
* Total active cases: 246

* 58 new cases in Interior Health
* Total active cases: 179

* three new cases in Northern Health
* Total active cases: 33

* four new cases in Island Health
* Total active cases: 21

* one new case of a person who resides outside of Canada
* Total active cases: eight

In the last 72 hours, two new deaths have been reported in the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions, for an overall total of 1,763.

Currently, there are two active outbreaks in:

* acute care: Laurel Place at Surrey Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health)

* long-term care: Holyrood Manor (Fraser Health)

* assisted or independent living: none

Since December 2020, the province has administered 6,173,328 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

Detailed data is posted daily on the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) dashboard: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data
Or: www.bccdc.ca

To register to be immunized or to learn about getting your second dose, visit: www2.gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated.html (https://www2.gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated.html)
Or: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/dose-2

To learn about BC’s Restart plan, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restart

For recent modelling, visit: http://news.gov.bc.ca/files/6-28_PHO_presentation.pdf

For information on breakthrough cases, see the BCCDC weekly data summary: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data#summary

For the provincial health officer’s orders and guidance, visit:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/current-health-topics/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

For guidance on restrictions, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions

For the latest updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing centre near you, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/
Or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

For COVID-19 exposure events, updates and information, visit:

* BCCDC: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/public-exposures

* Fraser Health: fraserhealth.ca/covid19exposure

* Interior Health: https://news.interiorhealth.ca/news/public-exposures/

* Island Health: https://www.islandhealth.ca/learn-about-health/covid-19/outbreaks-and-exposures

* Northern Health: https://www.northernhealth.ca/health-topics/outbreaks-and-exposures

* Vancouver Coastal Health: http://www.vch.ca/covid-19/public-exposures

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