COVID-19 update for June 9: More second doses of vaccine being administered than first | 165 cases, no deaths

Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C.

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Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C. for May 24, 2021.

We’ll provide summaries of what’s going on in B.C. right here so you can get the latest news at a glance. This page will be updated regularly throughout the day, with developments added as they happen.

Check back here for more updates throughout the day. You can also get the latest COVID-19 news delivered to your inbox weeknights at 7 p.m. by subscribing to our newsletter here.


B.C.’S COVID-19 CASE NUMBERS

As of the latest figures given on June 8:

• Total number of confirmed cases: 141,879 (2,051 active cases)
• New cases since June 7: 165
• Total deaths: 1,722 (no new deaths)
• Hospitalized cases: 203
• Intensive care: 57
• Total vaccinations: 3,685,340 doses administered; 345,508 second doses
• Recovered from acute infection: 141,879
• Long-term care and assisted-living homes, and acute care facilities currently affected: 7

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B.C. GUIDES AND LINKS

COVID-19: Here’s everything you need to know about the novel coronavirus

COVID-19: Here’s how to get your vaccination shot in B.C.

COVID-19: Look up your neighbourhood in our interactive map of case and vaccination rates in B.C.

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COVID-19: Here are all the B.C. cases of the novel coronavirus in 2021

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COVID-19 at B.C. schools: Here are the school district exposure alerts

COVID-19: Avoid these hand sanitizers that are recalled in Canada

COVID-19: Here’s where to get tested in Metro Vancouver

B.C. COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool


LATEST NEWS ON COVID-19 IN B.C.

3 p.m. – Health officials are set to share latest figures on COVID-19 in B.C.

Health officials are expected to update the number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and recoveries across the province.

5 a.m. – More second vaccine doses now being administered in B.C. than first doses

More people are now receiving a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine than those receiving a first, according to latest B.C. health data.

This means the vaccine rollout is slowing down, as close to three quarters of all adults in the province have been immunized with at least one dose.

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The provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, said that just under 50,000 doses of vaccine were administered on Monday and 31,262 of those were second doses.

A second dose provides maximum protection and should be administered within two months of the first, according to latest provincial health office guidelines. About eight per cent of B.C. adults are fully immunized.

Henry said that just under 72 per cent of those 12 and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

She said there had been 165 new cases of the disease reported over the past day and no deaths.

The number of active cases fell to 2,051 — with 203 of those cases being treated in hospital, including 57 in intensive care. As of Sunday, there were 38 patients on mechanical ventilators.

-David Carrigg

12 a.m. – B.C. reports 165 new cases and no COVID-19 deaths

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reported 165 new cases of COVID-19 and no deaths on Tuesday.

There are 2,051 active cases of the disease, of which 203 are being treated in hospital including 57 in intensive care. On Monday it was reported that 38 patients were on mechanical ventilation.

Henry said there were 49,545 doses of vaccine administered on Monday, of which 62 per cent were second doses. There are now 345,508 fully immunized people in B.C. (just under eight per cent of the adult population).

12 a.m. – Trudeau to soon say how Canada will ease curbs at U.S. border for fully vaccinated citizens 

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, under pressure to lift COVID-19 related restrictions along the U.S. border, on Tuesday said Ottawa would reveal how some measures could be relaxed for fully vaccinated people, but didn’t give a timeframe.

The two nations banned non-essential travel across the frontier in March last year and have extended the limitation every month since then.

Although the measures exclude trade, the tourism sector and airlines complain they are suffering financially.


B.C. MAP OF WEEKLY COVID CASE COUNTS, VACCINATION RATES


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LOCAL RESOURCES for COVID-19 information

Here are a number of information and landing pages for COVID-19 from various health and government agencies.

B.C. COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool

Vancouver Coastal Health – Information on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

HealthLink B.C. – Coronavirus (COVID-19) information page

B.C. Centre for Disease Control – Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Government of Canada – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update

World Health Organization – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

– With files from The Canadian Press

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