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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:

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.

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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.

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