COVID-19 vaccinations rise, case counts drop

Nearly 79 per cent of all eligible people ages 12 and older (3.65 million) in B.C. have received their first does of a COVID-19 vaccine, while almost 45 per cent (two million) have also received a second dose.

The latest statistics, as of Monday, July 12, show nearly 79 per cent of all eligible people ages 12 and older (3.65 million) in B.C. have received their first does of a COVID-19 vaccine, while almost 45 per cent (two million) have also received a second dose.

In addition, 80 per cent (3,5 million) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and nearly 48 per cent (two million) received their second dose.

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Meanwhile, the COVID-19 case counts continue to plummet, with 123 in total recorded over the past three days — 42 in Interior Health, 38 in each of Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health, five in Island Health and none in Northern Health.

That brings the total case count in B.C. to 148,154.

As of July 12, there are 658 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 66 people in hospital, of whom 14 are in intensive care.

There were no reported COVID-19-related deaths on the weekend. To date, 1,760 people in B.C. have died from the disease.

In Interior Health, there are 167 active cases, with the one outbreak in the health authority on unit 6 South at Royal Inland Hospital, where at last report, nine patients had tested positive for COVID-19.

To date, there have been 13,334 cases in Interior Health. There have been 159 deaths, while a total of 757 people have been hospitalized.

As of July 12, there are eight people in hospital in Interior Health, three of whom are in intensive care.

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