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Province of British Columbia
For Immediate Release
July 15, 2021
Ministry of Health
B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

VICTORIA – As of Thursday, July 15, 2021, 79.4% (3,681,088) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 48.6% (2,253,818) received their second dose.

In addition, 80.5% (3,481,176) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 51.9% (2,246,289) received their second dose.

B.C. is reporting 54 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 148,282 cases in the province.

There are currently 650 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 145,859 people who tested positive have recovered.

Note that the numbers of total and new cases are provisional due to a delayed data refresh and will be verified once confirmed.

Of the active cases, 63 individuals are currently in hospital and 12 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

  • 19 new cases in Fraser Health
    • Total active cases: 168
  • nine new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
    • Total active cases: 258
  • 20 new cases in Interior Health
    • Total active cases: 161
  • one new case in Northern Health
    • Total active cases: 28
  • five new cases in Island Health
    • Total active cases: 29
  • no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
    • Total active cases: six

In the past 24 hours, one new death (Vancouver Coastal Health) has been reported, for an overall total of 1,761.

Currently, there is one active outbreak in:

  • acute care: Laurel Place at Surrey Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health)
  • long-term care: none
  • assisted or independent living: none

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 5,942,064 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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