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The number of first-dose vaccines in British Columbia exceeded 75 percent of the eligible population, with second-dose totals hovering around 25 percent.
A joint statement from provincial health worker Dr Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix says the increase in the number of vaccines allows for the gradual and safe reopening of the province with the lifting of more restrictions.
It says more than 4.5 million doses of the vaccine were delivered in total and, of these, just over a million were second injections.
There are 87 new cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia, no new cases in the Northern Health Region and three new cases on Vancouver Island.
There was one new death, bringing the total number of deaths from COVID-19 to 1,744 people.
There are two new health care outbreaks at Minoru Residence and Hollyburn House, both in the Vancouver Coastal Health Region.
The statement says all vaccines available in British Columbia, including Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Oxford-AstraZeneca, are safe and effective and dramatically reduce the number of people seriously ill with COVID-19.
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