(Dr. Bonnie Henry/Photo by Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 45 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday July 9th.

There have been 148,031 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 14
  • Fraser Health: 8
  • Island Health: 4
  • Interior Health: 19
  • Northern Health: 0

There are currently 661 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

145,594 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 73 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 19 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

There were no reports of deaths from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll at 1,760.


There are currently 3 outbreaks in acute-care facilities: Laurel Place at Surrey Memorial Hospital, Eagle Ridge Hospital (Fraser Health) and Royal Inland Hospital (Interior Health).

Island Health:

Island Health reported 4 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 22 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 7 (+4)│Total Cases: 1980
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 12 (+0) │ Total Cases: 2491
  • North Vancouver Island Active cases: 3 (+3) │Total Cases: 706

3 people remain in hospital with 1 in ICU.

There have been no new deaths in the Island Health region today, and a total of 41 deaths on Vancouver Island.


79.7% of all eligible adults in B.C. and 78.6% of those 12 and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

In addition, 44.2% of all eligible adults in B.C. and 41.3% of those 12 and older have received their second dose.

To date, 5,565,983 (+161,936) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 1,915,919 (+143,324) of which are second doses.

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At the time of this publication, 186,750,891 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 4,033,390 have died, and 170,751,854 have recovered.

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