Half of adults in British Columbia are now doubly vaccinated – .

Half of adults in British Columbia are now doubly vaccinated – .

VANCOUVER – British Columbia reported 41 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, as the province reached a new milestone of 50% of eligible adults doubly vaccinated.

British Columbia also recorded its sixth consecutive day without coronavirus-related deaths, leaving the province’s seven-day average at 0.14 deaths per day.

Outbreaks at Eagle Ridge Hospital and Royal Inland Hospital have been declared over, leaving only one active outbreak in the BC healthcare system, at Laurel Place Acute Care Center in Surrey Memorial Hospital. There are no ongoing epidemics in long-term care homes or assisted living facilities.

Wednesday’s update from the Department of Health pushed British Columbia’s weekly moving average for new COVID-19 cases to 43 per day, from 46 on Tuesday.

The province has identified 148,288 COVID-19 infections and has suffered 1,760 related deaths since the start of the pandemic.

A total of 5,872,611 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines have been administered since the start of the pandemic, including enough early doses to cover 80% of eligible adults.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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