Great news, we are now over 3 million vaccinated, with 65.8% of all adults and 62% of those 12 and older having now received their first dose. The Island Health region saw 9 new cases in the past 24 hours. If you haven’t yet and can get vaccinated, please register on this government website. Important information on the second dose is included in the full statement, below.
Since yesterday, there have been 378 new cases.
- A total of 143,264 cases in British Columbia to date. Of the new cases, the breakdown is as follows:
- Vancouver Coastal Health:98 new cases
- Fraser Health: 189 new cases
- Island Health: 9 new cases
- Interior Health: 68 new cases
- Northern Health: 40 new cases
- Active cases: 3,543 (previously 3,580)
- Hospitalized cases: 286 (previously 296)
- Intensive care: 88 (previously 97)
- 7 new deaths (total reported to date: 1,690)
- Recovered: 137,517
To date, 3,032,811 (was 2,979,951) first doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 155,730 (was 152,010) of which are second doses.
Register on the government website to get vaccinated.
Island Health Vaccination information
Only call in at 1-833-348-4787, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily, when you’re eligible. If you miss your initial age-based window, you can call anytime after you become eligible. Eligibility is now for anyone 85 and older, or Indigenous 65 and older.
From today’s statement
“As part of BC’s Restart plan, today an updated provincial health officer’s order variance for religious services will be posted, allowing for up to 50 people at indoor religious services, with detailed COVID-19 safety plans in place.
“Currently, all of the approved vaccines in use in B.C. require a second booster dose to maximize protection for the maximum amount of time. Age continues to be the biggest risk factor and we will be continuing with our age-based approach.
“With the large number of Dose 1 immunizations in our province, we are advancing second-dose booster vaccines. We are moving up the booking of second doses for our age-based and clinically extremely vulnerable programs to eight weeks.
“If you are not yet registered, we strongly encourage you to do so today, in which case, you will be notified by email or text for your second dose as soon as your age group comes up.
“For those people with medical conditions that make you clinically extremely vulnerable, you will receive an invitation to book your Dose 2 appointment in the next few days.
“For the people who received an AstraZeneca vaccine, we are currently working through the operational and logistical details for second doses, and are waiting for the full results of the U.K. study. We will have more information to share on AstraZeneca second doses later next week, and assure you that there will be enough AstraZeneca vaccine for everyone who wants it.
“Since the surgical renewal commitment made last year, we have delivered surgeries to 97% of the 15,154 patients whose surgeries were postponed during the first wave of COVID-19 and still wanted to pursue a surgical treatment. Due to pressure on our hospitals and health-care teams earlier this year, nine Lower Mainland hospitals postponed all non-urgent scheduled surgeries on April 26, 2021. As of May 23, surgeries were postponed for 2,153 patients.
“Today, we presented the plan for resuming non-urgent scheduled surgeries in those nine hospitals. Burnaby Hospital was back to full operations on May 25. By Monday, June 7, all nine hospitals – Burnaby, Royal Columbian, Abbotsford Regional and Surrey Memorial in Fraser Health, and St. Paul’s, Lions Gate, Richmond, UBC and Vancouver General hospitals in Vancouver Coastal Health – will be fully online delivering the postponed surgeries.
“In April of this year, we made a commitment to patients whose surgeries were postponed that they were not forgotten. Today, we can say to these patients that we will soon be calling you again – this time to re-book your surgery.
“COVID-19 immunizations are the foundation of our restart plan. Vaccines provide protection to you and everyone around you. We have the momentum, so let’s keep going. Together, we will restart B.C. and put COVID-19 behind us.”
- Register for your vaccine via the province
- Find a pharmacy that is participating in the AstraZeneca rollout
- Island Health data
- School exposures
- See the latest Health Orders here
Access the BC COVID-19 dashboard for the latest case counts and information on recoveries, deaths, hospitalizations, testing and more:
Cases by Health Service Delivery Area
Click here (Updated weekly on Thursdays)
Previous provincial updates
- 560 new BC COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths, Oct 19, 2021
- 1,846 new BC COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths, Oct 18, 2021 (3 days)
- 667 new BC COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths, Oct 15, 2021
- 580 new BC COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths, Oct 14, 2021
- 605 new BC COVID-19 cases, Oct 13, 2021
- 2,090 new BC COVID-19 cases, Oct 12, 2021 (4 days)
- 743 new BC COVID-19 cases, Oct 8, 2021
- 624 new BC COVID-19 cases, Oct 7, 2021
- 752 new BC COVID-19 cases, Oct 6, 2021
- 593 new BC COVID-19 cases, Oct 5, 2021
- 1,986 new BC COVID-19 cases, Oct 4, 2021 (3 days)
- 714 new BC COVID-19 cases, Oct 1, 2021
- 749 new BC COVID-19 cases, Sept 30, 2021
- 813 new BC COVID-19 cases, Sept 29, 2021
- 652 new BC COVID-19 cases, Sept 28, 2021
- 2,239 new BC COVID-19 cases, Sept 27, 2021 (3 days)
- 743 new BC COVID-19 cases, Sept 24, 2021
- 832 new BC COVID-19 cases, Sept 23, 2021
- 759 new BC COVID-19 cases, Sept 22, 2021
- 525 new BC COVID-19 cases, Sept 21, 2021