B.C. reports lowest COVID-19 daily case count of 2021, with 184 new cases

B.C. has 184 new cases of COVID-19, the lowest figure the province has reported in 2021.

Of the new cases, 19 are in the Interior Health region.

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Elsewhere, there were 48 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 113 in Fraser Health, one in Island Health, two in Northern Health and one new case in a non-resident of Canada.

B.C.'s active case count has fallen to 2,800, with 254 in hospital and 80 of those patients requiring critical care in ICUs.

Of the province's 144,473 total cases, 139,899 have recovered while 1,703 have died. No further deaths were reported on Tuesday.

On the vaccine front, B.C. has now met its Step 3 criteria for reopening with 70.4 per cent of its 18 and older population now vaccinated. B.C. is currently in Step 1 of its reopening plan, with a move to Step 2 coming June 15 at the earliest. To move to that step, cases and hospitalizations must continue their decline.

As of Tuesday, 3,303,334 doses have been administered of one of the three vaccines approved for use in the province. Of those, 191,222 are second doses.

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