The BC Ministry of Health reported 45 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, July 16th.
There have been 148,331 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
New cases were reported in these health regions:
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 8
- Fraser Health: 13
- Island Health: 2
- Interior Health: 21
- Northern Health: 1
There are currently 652 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
145,908 people who tested positive have recovered.
There are now a total of 60 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 12 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.
No new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll at 1,761.
There is currently 1 outbreak in acute-care facilities: Laurel Place at Surrey Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health).
Island Health reported 2 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 29 active cases.
Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:
- South Vancouver Island Active cases: 16 (+1)│Total Cases: 1992
- Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 8 (-1) │ Total Cases: 2492
- North Vancouver Island Active cases: 5 (+1) │Total Cases: 708
There have been no new deaths in the Island Health region today, and a total of 41 deaths on Vancouver Island.
79.5% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 49.9% have received their second dose.
In addition, 80.6% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 53.2% have received their second dose.
Some links include:
- Details on the latest provincial restrictions
- BCCDC information on how to get tested
- Support for mental health and wellbeing
At the time of this publication, 190,186,626 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 4,089,509 have died, and 173,379,975 have recovered.