337 new cases of Covid confirmed in the Republic

Tanya Simon
June 2, 2021

A further 337 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed this evening by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet).

Across B.C., just 184 new cases were found, down from the roughly 700 new per day at the beginning of May.

Of which, 210,486 are people who are fully vaccinated.

During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 258 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 238 from Saturday to Sunday, and 212 from Sunday to Monday.

There are now 2,953 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 249 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 78 of whom are in intensive care.

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There have been 3,250,116 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in B.C., 179,954 of which are second doses. People who received a first dose of one type of mRNA vaccine are expected to safely receive another mRNA vaccine for their second dose, and not switch to get a dose of AstraZeneca.

The province recently shortened the interval between doses to eight weeks for most vaccine recipients, and on Thursday the government is scheduled to unveil more information on the options available to those who received AstraZeneca as their first dose.

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. Henry says he is now recovering in hospital. While the number of patients battling COVID-19 in hospital has been decreasing, the progress has been slower and less steady. Of the active cases, 254 individuals are now hospitalized, 80 of whom are in intensive care.

Beyond vaccination rates and case numbers, B.C. officials are watching hospitalizations as they determine when to increase gathering limits, lift travel restrictions, reopen nightclubs and allow events such as rock concerts and festivals.

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