Two new Covid-19 cases at border, none in community

Elias Hubbard
June 16, 2021

British Columbia health officials announced on Monday there have been 277 new test-positive COVID-19 cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 146,453.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 increased by three to 139 on Tuesday, while the number of patients in intensive care decreased by three to 39.

The Post's analysis comes as the USA edges near recording 600,000 Covid-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Since the pandemic began, 1,734 people have died of the virus in B.C., including 41 victims in the Vancouver Island region.

Henry says the proportion of adults who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine has reached 76.1 per cent.

4,102,905 total doses of the vaccine have been handed out in the province.

Health officials noted that restrictions such as physical distancing and staying home if feeling unwell are still in effect.

"These communities may not be ready to welcome visitors at this time, so please be respectful when making any travel plans".

In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 96 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 113 from Saturday to Sunday, and 68 from Sunday to Monday.

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