As the province has recorded 75 new COVID-19 cases, more than 25% of BC adults now receive a second dose of the vaccine
BC health officials announced 75 new COVID-19 cases and 3 other deaths on Thursday.
As of Thursday, 77.5% of adults in British Columbia and 76% of adults 12 years of age and older have now received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The second dose has been given to 25.9% of adults and 24.2% of adults 12 years and older.
In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix stated that there are currently 1,111 active cases of the novel coronavirus in BC
A total of 113 people were hospitalized, 34 of whom were in the intensive care unit.
The overall number of hospitalizations usually lags behind the peaks and troughs of new cases, a 14% drop from last Thursday, when 131 people were hospitalized for the disease.
The number of intensive care patients has dropped by approximately 23% from 44 a week ago.
So far, the number of deaths caused by the disease in the province is 147,346, of which 1,747 have died.
To date, 4,652,087 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been vaccinated, including 1,122,024 second doses.
Health officials encourage British Columbians to get two doses of the vaccine as soon as possible so that they can travel and resume normal social interaction.
“Now, the best way for us to do this is to get a full immunization with two doses of our safe and effective vaccine. Once you are eligible, you must get vaccinated immediately,” Henry and Dix said.
Across the province, health officials encourage anyone who has not yet registered for immunization to do so now.
B.C. citizens 12 years and older can register in three ways:
The province’s goal is for most people to get the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine eight weeks after the first dose.