PHC News + COVID-19 Update: June 15, 2021
“Today, we start Step 2 of BC’s Restart plan, moving forward slowly to put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us. As has been the case since the start of the pandemic, our success in this next phase is dependent on all of us doing our part to keep COVID-19 low and slow. This is the next stage on our journey and our progress is a shared effort, so let’s work together to continue to progress on this path.”
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health
- For Tuesday, June 15:
- In B.C., 4,102,905 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, 657,491 of which are second doses.
- This means 76.1% of all adults and 74.1% of those 12 and older have now received their first dose.
- Today, 108 new cases of COVID-19 were announced, including four epi-linked cases, for a total of 146,561 cases in British Columbia.
- Active cases: 1,496
- Currently hospitalized: 139
- Intensive care: 39
- There have been 0 new COVID-19 related deaths reported for today, for a total of 1,734 deaths.
- New cases by health authority region:
- Northern Health – 3
- Interior Health – 37
- Island Health – 4
- Fraser Health – 53
- Vancouver Coastal – 11
- Read Tuesday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.
Please note: Numbers are updated on weekdays at 5 p.m.
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