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Province of British Columbia
For Immediate Release
July 5, 2021
Ministry of Health
B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update
Updated July 5, 2021

VICTORIA – As of Monday, July 5, 2021, 78.0% (3,613,370) of eligible people 12 and older in the province have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 36.0% (1,668,268) received their second dose.

Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 87 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 147,790 cases in the province:

  • July 2-3: 30 new cases
  • July 3-4: 37 new cases
  • July 4-5: 20 new cases

There are currently 652 actives cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 145,362 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, there are 85 individuals currently in hospital and 22 in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

  • 33 new cases in Fraser Health
    • Total active cases: 193
  • five new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
    • Total active cases: 245
  • 45 new cases in Interior Health
    • Total active cases: 160
  • one new case in Northern Health
    • Total active cases: 34
  • one new case in Island Health
    • Total active cases: 11
  • two new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
    • Total active cases: nine

In the last 72 hours, three deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 1,759:

  • Fraser Health: zero
  • Vancouver Costal Health: one
  • Interior Health: one
  • Northern Health : one
  • Island Health: zero

There are four active outbreaks in independent and assisted living, long-term care homes or acute-care facilities at:

  • Laurel Place and Eagle Ridge Hospital (Fraser Health)
  • Royal Inland Hospital (Interior Health)
  • Rotary Manor Dawson Creek (Northern Health)

Since December 2020, the province has administered 5,288,644 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

To register to be immunized, visit:
For info on getting your second dose, visit:

To learn about BC’s Restart plan, visit:

For recent modelling, visit:

For information on testing, including positivity rates or variants of concern, visit:

For information on breakthrough cases, see the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) weekly data summary:

For vaccine information, visit the BCCDC dashboard:

For the provincial health officer’s orders and guidance, visit:

For guidance on restrictions, visit:

The latest updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing centre near you:
Or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

For COVID-19 exposure events, updates and information, visit:

Ministry of Health
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