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Province of British Columbia
For Immediate Release
July 8, 2021
Ministry of Health
B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

VICTORIA – As of Thursday, July 8, 2021, 79.6% (3,442,410) of all eligible adults in B.C. and 78.4% (3,635,811) of those 12 and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, 42.8% (1,851,792) of all eligible adults in B.C. and 40.0% (1,854,387) of those 12 and older have received their second dose.

B.C. is reporting 59 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 147,915 cases in the province.

There are currently 649 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 145,491 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 74 individuals are currently in hospital and 19 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

  • 21 new cases in Fraser Health
    • Total active cases: 175
  • 10 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
    • Total active cases: 236
  • 19 new cases in Interior Health
    • Total active cases: 175
  • two new cases in Northern Health
    • Total active cases: 30
  • seven new cases in Island Health
    • Total active cases: 22
  • no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
    • Total active cases: 11

In the last 24 hours, one new death (Interior Health) has been reported, for an overall total of 1,760.

Currently, there are three active outbreaks in:

  • acute care: Laurel Place at Surrey Memorial Hospital, Eagle Ridge Hospital (Fraser Health) and Royal Inland Hospital (Interior Health)
  • long-term care: none
  • assisted or independent living: none

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 5,497,150 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

Detailed data is posted daily on the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) dashboard:

To register to be immunized or to learn about getting your second dose, visit:

To learn about BC’s Restart plan, visit:

For recent modelling, visit:

For information on breakthrough cases, see the BCCDC weekly data summary:

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:

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