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Province of British Columbia
For Immediate Release
July 16, 2021
Ministry of Health
B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

VICTORIA – As of Friday, July 16, 2021, 79.5% (3,686,611) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 49.9% (2,310,888) received their second dose.

In addition, 80.6% (3,485,949) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 53.2% (2,301,322) received their second dose.

B.C. is reporting 45 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 148,331 cases in the province.

There are currently 652 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 145,908 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, 60 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:

  • 13 new cases in Fraser Health
    • Total active cases: 163
  • eight new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
    • Total active cases: 259
  • 21 new cases in Interior Health
    • Total active cases: 164
  • one new case in Northern Health
    • Total active cases: 29
  • two new cases in Island Health
    • Total active cases: 30
  • no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
    • Total active cases: seven

In the past 24 hours, no new deaths have 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 6,004,668 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:

Ministry of Health
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