Active COVID-19 cases in BC drops to 2100

Ruben Hill
June 9, 2021

In total, 3,685,340 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the province, 345,508 of which are second doses.

British Columbia's deputy provincial health officer is encouraging residents to register for a second dose of vaccine as the province heads toward a return to normal life with declining COVID-19 cases and rising vaccination rates.

Gustafson said 39 per cent of youth between the ages of 12 and 17, an age group that only became eligible for vaccine on May 20, have already received a first dose.

Gustafson says B.C. may soon be moving from mounting an emergency response against COVID-19 to managing it as another communicable disease through local public health-care providers. There is one case of a person who resides outside of Canada.

The Fraser and Interior health authorities had the most new cases.

There are now 2,051 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

There have been 12 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,722 deaths in British Columbia.

Of the active cases, 203 individuals are now hospitalized, 57 of whom are in intensive care.

Under the next phase, which his set to begin on June 15 at the earliest, B.C.is expected to reopen movie theatres, allow recreational travel across the province, resume indoor team sports and high-intensity fitness classes, and extended liquor hours in bars and restaurants to midnight.

By keeping our positive momentum going, we can all start to shift our focus to the many things we have to gain through immunization.

"We are on a good path to get back to work, to school, to university, to seeing friends, to travelling", she said.

Let's look forward to the brighter days ahead and let's continue to do our part to help all of us get there.

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