COVID-19 in B.C

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The seven-day rolling average of new cases has now dipped below 100 for the first time since October.

Island Health identified the locations of 28 of the active cases Tuesday, including 15 in the South Island, 12 in the Central Island and one in the North Island.

BC health officials announced 56 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 147,187.

There are now 1,150 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and a further 144,263 people who tested positive have recovered.

Meanwhile, 111 people are in the hospital with the virus, 41 of whom are in intensive care.

The province is reporting that 77.7 percent of all adults in B.C. and 76.2 percent of those 12 and older have now received their first dose of a COVID vaccine.

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In total 4,436,432 doses of Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines have been administered in BC, with 935,401 of those being second doses.

As COVID-19 numbers in British Columbia continue to trend downward, health officials are scaling back the number of in-person briefings held weekly.

She said this means B.C.is progressing well in the fight against COVID-19 and the virus won't dominate the summer.

"When we're immunized, we protect each other and we protect ourselves".

"With the millions of doses of vaccines delivered in Canada and across the world, we are confident that both of these mRNA vaccines are safe and effective and can be used interchangeably", she said.

In a combined statement from Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health, Adrian Dix, they remind citizens of the importance of immunization. There may be a discrepancy from the daily case counts reported by the BCCDC and Island Health.

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