75 new cases, for a total of 147,346 in British Columbia – .

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75 new cases, for a total of 147,346 in British Columbia – .


VANCOUVER – British Columbia health officials on Thursday announced 75 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the province’s streak of days to six below 100 new cases.

In a written statement, Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, and Minister of Health Adrian Dix also announced three deaths linked to the coronavirus.

“Our condolences go out to the family, friends and caregivers of those who have died from COVID-19,” health officials said in their statement.

Latest figures leave British Columbia with 1,111 active cases of COVID-19. Of these, 113 people are battling the disease in hospital, including 34 in intensive care units.

The province’s active case count is now the lowest since Aug.31, and the seven-day moving average of daily new infections has fallen to 79, the lowest since Aug.27.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 147,346 cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia and 1,747 people have died.

Along with the latest case counts, Dix and Henry said British Columbia has now administered 4,652,087 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including 1,122,024 second doses.

A total of 76 percent of eligible British Columbians aged 12 and over have received at least one dose, and 24.2 percent of those eligible are now fully immunized.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our common goal has been to do our part to support each other and take care of the people around us,” said Henry and Dix. “Now the best way for us to do this is to get fully immunized with two doses of our safe and effective vaccines. It is important to do this as soon as you are eligible.

The couple also reached out to those who have not yet received a first dose of the vaccine, asking them to take a moment to make an appointment and encouraging those who are already vaccinated to talk to those around them about the possibility of getting themselves. get vaccinated.

“Getting the vaccine is your ticket to safe travel and social connections,” Dix and Henry said. “It’s also our common path to put COVID-19 behind us as soon as possible. Let’s move forward into the better days to come.

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