Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Wednesday COVID update notes continued declines in new cases and active cases in BC

The pace of new COVID infections in BC continues to drop, with Doctor Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix relaying the date for the day showing less than 150 cases reported on Wednesday, with vaccinations continuing to reach more and more British Columbians. 

Of note from today's report, the continued decline in Active Cases in the province, an indication that we are finding success in reducing the curve of the virus.

“We have had 148 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 145,843 cases in British Columbia. 

There are currently 1,975 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and a further 142,106 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 195 individuals are currently hospitalized, 47 of whom are in intensive care. 

The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation. 

There have been three new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,725 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."

Todays data provided a breakdown from the five Regional Health Authorities: Of the new cases, 23 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 75 are in the Fraser Health region, 10 are in the Island Health region, 32 are in the Interior Health region and 

There were eight new cases recorded in the Northern Health region.

Towards the vaccination program, more progress has been found on the first dose rollout, while the second dose program now is ramping up.

74.5% of all adults in B.C. and 72.4% of those 12 and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. In total, 3,749,758 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 390,264 of which are second doses. 

“Canada has some of the highest Dose 1 immunization levels in the world and British Columbia is equally strong. We ask everyone to join us in continuing to push forward with our vaccine progress. “Clinics are operating at high capacity, welcoming thousands of people every day. 

Health authorities are also taking vaccines out into communities to further accelerate immunizations – whether through mobile clinics or other efforts like the Easy, Accessible, Same-day Immunization clinics in Fraser Health. 

As we progress towards step two of BC’s Restart plan, we can be assured we are on the right path, and with every person who is fully vaccinated, we are all safer. Let’s keep going and keep doing our part to put the pandemic behind us.”

The full statement for Wednesday can be reviewed here.

BC CDC data for British Columbia for Wednesday June 9th

BC CDC data for Northern Health Region for Wednesday June 9th

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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