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Nearly half of B.C. adults have had second dose of COVID vaccine

– Files from Brody Langager, Vista Radio

B.C. is working towards becoming a fully vaccinated province.

According to health officials, 47.7 percent of BC adults and 44.6 percent of those 12 and up in the province received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Meanwhile, 79.9 percent of all eligible adults in B.C. and 78.8 percent of eligible people 12 and older have had their first dose.

Over a three-day period starting on Friday, BC is reporting 123 new cases of COVID-19, five of which were on Vancouver Island and 38 were in Vancouver Coastal Health, which includes Powell River:

  • July 9-10: 46 new cases
  • July 10-11: 47 new cases
  • July 11-12: 30 new cases

There are currently 658 active cases in the province, and 22 are in the Island Health region.

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Of the active cases, 66 individuals are currently in hospital and 14 are in intensive care.

BREAKDOWN BY REGION:

  • no new cases in Northern Health
    • Total active cases: 30
  • 38 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
    • Total active cases: 257
  • 42 new cases in Interior Health
    • Total active cases: 167
  • 38 new cases in Fraser Health
    • Total active cases: 175
  • five new cases in Island Health
    • Total active cases: 22
  • no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
    • Total active cases: seven
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