Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Tuesday COVID update on the cusp of 75% first dose vaccination, new case counts for the day of 165

The ongoing push for vaccination in British Columbia continues to deliver good results with health officials now counting 74.2 percent of all adults in the province vaccinated with their first shot, that as the second dose program gets underway. 

As the vaccinations rise, the line continues to drop for new case counts, with BC holding to the pattern of its recents results.  

Today's findings came by way of a statement.

“We have had 165 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 145,695 cases in British Columbia. 

Of the new cases, 30 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 78 are in the Fraser Health region, 10 are in the Island Health region, 42 are in the Interior Health region and five are in the Northern Health region. 

There are currently 2,051 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. A further 141,879 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 203 individuals are currently hospitalized, 57 of whom are in intensive care. 

The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation. There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,722 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 case count for Tuesday was as follows: 30 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 78 are in the Fraser Health region, 10 are in the Island Health region, 42 are in the Interior Health region.

Five new cases were recorded  in the Northern Health region. 

British Columbians continue to receive the vaccination program well, with more gains in the total number of those that have been vaccinated. 

Today, we are reporting that 74.2% of all adults in B.C. and 71.9% of those 12 and older have now received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. In total, 3,685,340 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 345,508 of which are second doses. 

"It is very encouraging to see a steady increase in the number of people in our province who are protected with a COVID-19 vaccine. And now, more and more people are fully vaccinated with both of their doses. 

 For those who received the AstraZeneca vaccine for your first dose, you have a choice. There is no wrong choice to make. Whether you choose a second AstraZeneca vaccine or have an mRNA vaccine instead, all of our vaccines are safe and highly effective. 

Take the time to think through your options so you are ready when your eight weeks come up, and it is your turn. Whether you return to your pharmacy or go to a mass clinic for an mRNA vaccine, there is enough vaccine for everyone."

The full statement for Tuesday can be reviewed here

BC CDC data for British Columbia for Monday June 8th

BC CDC data for Northern Health Region for Monday June 8th

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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