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The BC Ministry of Health reported 78 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 21st.

There have been 148,641 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 23
  • Fraser Health: 21
  • Island Health: 2
  • Interior Health: 31
  • Northern Health: 1

There are currently 729 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

146,142 people people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 48 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 16 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 1,763.

Outbreaks

There is currently 1 outbreak in long-term care (Holyrood Manor in Fraser Health) and assisted-living facilities and 1 outbreak in acute-care facilities (Laurel Place at Surrey Memorial Hospital in Fraser Health).

Island Health:

Island Health reported 2 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 14 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 10 │Total Cases: 1998
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 2 │ Total Cases: 2493
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 2 │Total Cases: 709

1 people remain in hospital with 0 in ICU. 

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

Vaccinations

80.1% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 55.6% have received their second dose.

In addition, 81.1% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 59.0% have received their second dose.

To date, 6,297,149 (+63,493) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 2,577,909 (+58,223) of which are second doses.

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At the time of this publication, 192,532,315 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 4,137,587 have died, and 175,113,397 have recovered.

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