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BC reports fewer than 750 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

By James Peters	
		COVID-19		Province records lowest daily COVID-19 case count since October with 184 new infections				Jun 1 2021 | 3:24 PM By James Peters COVID-19 Province records lowest daily COVID-19 case count since October with 184 new infections Jun 1 2021 | 3:24 PM
Bennie Garza | 02 June, 2021, 08:27

Health officials overnight recorded the lowest number of new infections since October 20, 32 weeks ago: 184.

Government data shows B.C.'s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the province are having an effect.

There are now 91 active cases of COVID-19 in the island region, including seven people in hospital and one more in critical care. That was also the last date that the daily count was in the 100's, when 167 new cases were announced.

Fifty nine cases of the virus in the Island Health region are considered active. There are 14 people in hospital and eight in critical care. Of the active cases, 254 individuals are now hospitalized, 80 of whom are in intensive care.

Of the 144,473 known infections in B.C. since January, 2020, more than 96.8%, or 139,899 people are deemed by the province to have recovered because they are not thought to be infectious. The second dose total is now 191,222. Approximately 67 per cent of people aged 12 and older have been vaccinated. Of which, 210,486 are people who are fully vaccinated.

Tuesday's statement follows a news conference Monday during which health officials urged British Columbians to remain vigilant about COVID-19 until more people have received their second dose of vaccine as outbreaks continue to pop up, despite a sharply declining caseload.

Anyone who received their vaccine before April 15 and was not registered with the province's online vaccine registration system should register now to receive an email or text notification of their second dose appointment.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced plans to refer to coronavirus variants by letters of the Greek alphabet, instead of their place of first detection moving forward.

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