Half of B.C. residents ages 12 and older have had both COVID-19 vaccination shots

Meanwhile, case counts continue to plummet, with 45 in the province in the past 24 hours and six in the Kamloops local health area in the most recent weekly data.

Half of all eligible people ages 12 and older in B.C. have now received both of their COVID-19 vaccination doses.

As of July 16, 79.5 per cent (3,686,611) of eligible people 12 and older have received their first dose and 49.9 per cent (2,310,888) have received their second dose.

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In addition, 80.6 per cent (3,485,949) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 53.2 per cent (2,301,322) received their second dose.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 case counts in the province continue to decline, with 45 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, for a total of 148,331 cases in the province.

Of those 45 new cases, 21 were in Interior Health, 13 were in Fraser Health, eight were in Vancouver Coastal Health, two were in Island Health and one was in Northern Health.

There are 652 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C., with 145,908 people who tested positive having recovered to various extents.

There are currently 164 active cases in Interior Health, with six people in hospital, three of whom are in intensive care.

There have been no deaths in the past day, with a total of 1,761 people having to succumbed to COVID-19 in the province.

In Interior Health, there have been 159 deaths and 13,404 total cases.

Provincewide, there are 60 people in hospital, of whom 12 are in intensive care. There is one outbreak in B.C., at Laurel Place acute-care unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital.

Since December 2020, the province has administered 6,004,668 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

KAMLOOPS AREA NUMBERS REMAIN EXTREMELY LOW

The latest weekly (July 4 to July 10) COVID-19 case count in the Kamloops local health area is just six.

The Kamloops local health area has a population of about 117,500 and encompasses an area of 16,500 square kilometres, including Kamloops, Little Fort, Barriere, Sun Peaks, Chase, Westwold, Adams Lake, Anglemont, Savona and Logan Lake.

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