Published: Wed, June 02, 2021
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National COVID-19: Eight new cases and four recoveries

National COVID-19: Eight new cases and four recoveries

While the number of patients battling COVID-19 in hospital has been decreasing, the progress has been slower and less steady.

Bonnie Henry announced 184 new cases of the virus on Tuesday, the lowest number of cases since October 20, 2020. Other good news was that for the first time since May 5, the province had no new deaths to report, which keeps the province's death toll from the disease at 1,703.

Vaccinations were up slightly yesterday, with a total of 53,173 jabs in arms, with 41,905 of those doses going to unvaccinated people, while 11,268 others received a second dose of vaccine.

There are now 2,953 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 249 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 78 of whom are in intensive care. There are 14 people in hospital and eight in critical care.

The Fraser Health region remains the province's hot spot for new cases.

Last night, there were 89 coronavirus patients in Irish hospitals - a 19.5% decrease on this day last week. The province has not provided that many second doses in a single day since February 22, when 18,134 second doses were administered.

The Hawai'i Department of Health reported 56 new cases of coronavirus Tuesday.

Henry said she will provide more information on Thursday about second doses for people who have received a first shot of AstraZeneca.

The second dose total is now 191,222.

That total is the equivalent of approximately 69.7 per cent of B.C.'s adult population, or 66.1 per cent of residents aged 12 and older.

Henry said that 139,562 individuals who tested positive have now recovered, and to date, 3,250,116 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been delivered, 179,954 of which are second doses.

Still, B.C.'s provincial health officer said she had "mixed emotions" on Monday, as there are now six active outbreaks, five of which are in long-term care and one in acute care.

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