BC announces 229 new coronavirus cases; 60 in Interior Health region

229 new cases, 3 deaths

The provincial government has announced 229 new coronavirus cases, including 60 in the Interior Health region, over the past three days.

The new cases bring the province’s total since the pandemic began to 147,131 cases, although just 1,204 remain active. Of the active cases, 108 individuals are currently hospitalized, 48 of whom are in intensive care.

The new cases were confirmed over the weekend as follows:

  • June 18/19 — 94 new cases
  • June 19/20 — 90 new cases
  • June 20/21 — 45 new cases

There have now been 4.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in B.C., 935,000 of which are second doses. That means 77.3 per cent of adults and 75.8 per cent of those over age 12 have received at least one dose.

There were three new virus related deaths over the weekend, bringing B.C.’s toll to 1,743.

“Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, we honour First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples everywhere and take this day to recognize the strength and resilience that has been shown through the COVID-19 pandemic,” said provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry in a news release.

“On what is also the first day of summer, we encourage everyone to start your summer off right by ensuring you have your first dose, if you have not already done so. Dose 1 drop-in clinics are open at a number of locations around the province.”

More BC News