COVID-19: Three new cases and nine recoveries

Andrew Cummings
June 17, 2021

British Columbia entered step two of its four-step reopening plan Tuesday by allowing outdoor personal gatherings of up to 50 people, opening recreational travel across health regions and loosening other restrictions.

Hospitalizations were little changed, with 32 people hospitalized with COVID-19, up from 30 on Tuesday, and no people hospitalized awaiting test results, down from three on Tuesday, according to Public Health data.

Island Health identified the locations of 57 of the active cases Wednesday, including 42 in the South Island, seven in the Central Island and eight in the North Island.

Of the active cases, 139 (2 in Northern Health) individuals are in hospital, with 39 (2 in Northern Health) of whom are in intensive care. The province has so far administered 4,154,132 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, including enough first doses for 76 per cent of the adult population.

Four more people have died of COVID-19 in B.C., increasing the provincial death toll to 1,738.

No deaths were registered in the last 24-hours.

The total of those considered fully recovered from the virus has reached 143,449, or 98 per cent of all recorded cases.

Other reports by iNewsToday