The Friday figure, a bit of a fly in the ointment of the week of success of pushing down the curve that has just been achieved.
Still with hospitalizations and active cases still declining, health officials continue to note that with the vaccination program moving at its current pace, the trends for the most part are all going in the right direction at the moment.
The Friday update came by way of a statement from Doctor Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.“We have had 180 new cases of COVID-19, including five epi-linked cases, for a total of 146,176 cases in British Columbia.
British Columbia passed the 75% mark for first vaccinations, while total second shots now total just under half a million residents “Today, we are reporting that 75.1% of all adults in B.C. and 73.1% of those 12 and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. In total, 3,893,581 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 497,932 of which are second doses."
The message of a slow return to more normal activities was the final bit of advice for the week, with a nod towards the gradual reduction of measures ahead through the BC Restart plan.
“As long as we increase our contacts in a slow and measured way, register and get fully vaccinated, and continue to use our layers of protection, we can confidently move forward with BC’s Restart plan. “What we have seen is that getting fully immunized with your first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine is making the difference, helping to dramatically slow the spread in our communities.
The full statement for Friday can be reviewed here.
|BC CDC data for the Northern Health Region for Friday June 11th|
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