COVID-19 update for July 3-4: Fraser Health to set up vaccine clinics at popular beaches | 84 cases, two deaths | Outbreak over at Minoru Residence

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 July 3-4, 2021.

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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 July 2:
• Total number of confirmed cases: 147,705 (729 active cases)
• New cases since June 30: 84
• Total deaths: 1,756 (two new deaths)
• Hospitalized cases: 99
• Intensive care: 30
• Total vaccinations: 5,124,693 doses administered; 1,526,711 second doses
• Recovered from acute infection: 145,200
• Long-term care and assisted-living homes, and acute care facilities currently affected: 8

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B.C. GUIDES AND LINKS

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


LATEST NEWS on COVID-19 in B.C.

5 a.m. – Fraser Health to set up vaccine clinics at popular beaches this week

Starting this week, Fraser Health will set up COVID-19 immunization clinics at two popular local beaches for people 12 years and older who still need to be immunized.

Fraser Health says Crescent Beach in South Surrey and the main beach at Cultus Lake in the east Fraser Valley are popular destinations during the summer months.

The Crescent Beach clinic will start on Tuesday and the Cultus Lake one will start on Friday at Main Beach. Both will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The beach-side clinics aim to meet people where they are, or will be, congregating during the summer season.

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Those attending the beach-side immunization clinics are reminded to take precautions from the heat including wearing sunscreen, staying hydrated, and having something to eat and drink before your appointment.

12 a.m. – Vancouver Coastal says outbreak at Minoru Residence is over

Another care home outbreak was declared over Friday.

Vancouver Coastal Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Minoru Residence in Richmond.

Three residents tested positive for COVID-19 during the outbreak but there were no deaths among staff or residents.

The home is open to new admissions and transfers and is working to resume all group activities and visitation, said VCH.

12 a.m. – 84 new cases since June 30 and two deaths recorded

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The province recorded a total of 84 new cases of COVID-19, including 49 new cases from June 30 to July 1 and 35 new cases Friday.

There were two new COVID-19 related deaths in B.C. bringing  the total to 1,756 deaths so far.

There is a new outbreak recorded at Royal Inland Hospital in the Interior Health. The outbreak at Glenwood Seniors Community in the Fraser Health region is over.

The province has vaccinated 78.7 per cent of all adults in B.C. and 77.5 per cent of those 12 and older with their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, 35.2 per cent of all adults in B.C. and 32.9 per cent of those 12 and older have received their second dose.


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

Find out how your neighbourhood is doing in the battle against COVID-19 with the latest number of new cases, positivity rates, and vaccination rates:

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B.C. VACCINE TRACKER



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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