Monday, June 28, 2021

Declines in COVID case counts continue to show provincial progress as vaccination rate continues to rise

As the Provincial focus begins the shift from tracking the coronavirus reports to highlighting the growing success rate of the provincial immunization program, today's information session with Doctor Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrain Dix provided some indication as to the growing confidence that health officials have towards the state of the virus in British Columbian as we move forward into summer. 

In their Monday address, the two top health officials noted of the declining rate of the virus, with only 145 cases reported across BC over the three day period just ended.

“Over the last three reporting periods, we had a total of 145 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 147,549 cases in British Columbia. This includes: 57 new cases from June 25 to 26, 50 new cases from June 26 to 27 and 38 new cases in the last 24 hours.

“There are currently 930 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and a further 144,848 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 107 individuals are currently hospitalized, 37 of whom are in intensive care. 

The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.  There have been five new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,754 deaths in British Columbia. Our condolences are with the family, friends and caregivers of the people who have died as a result of COVID-19.

Across the province, the various Health Authorities outlined the following results: 48 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 68 are in the Fraser Health region, one is in the Island Health region, 26 are in the Interior Health region and two are of people who reside outside of Canada. 

There are no new cases in the Northern Health region.

Two cases are related to people who reside outside of Canada 

There has also been one new health-care outbreak at Surrey Memorial Hospital. 

The provincial vaccination effort continues to deliver strong results with Doctor Henry noting today that 78.1% of all adults in B.C. and 76.8% of those 12 and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

In addition, 30.5% of all adults in B.C. and 28.5% of those 12 and older have received their second dose. 

“In total, 4,886,709 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 1,320,194 of which are second doses.

Doctor Henry also provided some notes on the modelling and how the provincial efforts continue to work towards achieving the goals required for the next phase of the provincial restart program. The Doctor also addressed the ongoing watch for variants and how that may inform the path ahead into the fall for British Columbia.

As the provincial focus shifts and the in person briefings begin to become less frequent, we will also reduce our overview of the ongoing COVID information flow, providing original items as this only on those days where there will be in person discussion sessions.

You can however continue to read the daily updates from our archive page here.

BC CDC data for British Columbia for Monday June 28th

BC CDC data for Northern Health Region Monday June 28th

The BC Centre for Disease control has some valuable Coronavirus notes related to COVID-19 you can explore that information here.

You can learn more about the outbreak from both the Province and the Federal government from the links below:

Federal Government site

British Columbia Government site

The World Health Organization website also offers up the latest advisories on the global situation.

More from  Northern Health can be reviewed here 

You can review our archive of past statements and local information here.   

Local governments and organizations have also provided for increased awareness of COVID-19 issues, those past advisories  can be reviewed here.

For notes from across Canada and British Columbia we have been archiving the latest items through our political portal Darcy McGee

Ottawa Observations

Victoria Viewpoints


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