BC reports fewer than 750 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

Ruben Hill
June 2, 2021

The last time B.C. recorded fewer than 200 cases during one 24-hour reporting period was October 20, when officials announced 167 infections.

Across B.C., just 184 new cases were found, down from the roughly 700 new per day at the beginning of May.

Health officials on Monday urged British Columbians to continue being vigilant about COVID-19 until more people have received their second dose of vaccine as outbreaks continue to pop up, despite a sharply declining caseload.

In all, there are 2,953 active coronavirus cases across the province, Henry said in the first update on the pandemic since Friday.

519,994 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered until Monday.

The number of active cases fell by roughly 150 to 2,800.

Of which, 210,486 are people who are fully vaccinated.

"Our vaccines, as we've come to know, are safe and highly effective - but they still are not 100 per cent, at least not yet", said provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, noting that British Columbians still needed to be cautious, even if they have received a vaccine dose. People who received a first dose of one type of mRNA vaccine are expected to safely receive another mRNA vaccine for their second dose, and not switch to get a dose of AstraZeneca. "More information will be provided on this later this week", Henry and Dix said. While the number of patients battling COVID-19 in hospital has been decreasing, the progress has been slower and less steady. There are 254 patients in hospital and 80 in intensive care.

"This latest guidance will help inform the approach we take here in B.C. for those who received the AstraZeneca COVISHIELD vaccine".

That total is the equivalent of approximately 69.7 per cent of B.C.'s adult population, or 66.1 per cent of residents aged 12 and older. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

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