PHC News + COVID-19 Update May 21, 2021
“This long weekend is the time to stick with all of the public health orders and travel restrictions – staying small, staying local and getting registered for your vaccine if you have not already done so.
“On Tuesday, the details of the Restart Plan will be shared with everyone. At that point, you’ll be able to start to plan for what that means for you, your family and your business. There are no changes for individuals or businesses until that time.”
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health
- For Friday, May 21: 420 new cases of COVID-19 were announced, for a total of 141,373 cases in British Columbia.
- Active cases: 4,507
- Currently hospitalized: 319
- Intensive care: 107
- There have been 6 new COVID-19 related death, for a total of 1,667 deaths.
- New cases by health authority region:
- Northern Health – 31
- Interior Health – 58
- Island Health – 7
- Fraser Health – 240
- Vancouver Coastal – 84
- In B.C., 2,744,020 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, 142,406 of which are second doses.
- Vaccine data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.bccdc.ca
- Read Friday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.
Please note: Numbers are updated on weekdays at 5 p.m.
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