Study reassures parents, teachers that COVID-19 infrequently shared at school

  • Study reassures parents, teachers that COVID-19 infrequently shared at school

Study reassures parents, teachers that COVID-19 infrequently shared at school

Of those, just 12 were in the Coastal Health Region that includes Powell River, and only three were on Vancouver Island.

CTV News Vancouver Island reports the daily COVID-19 case counts as reported by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix, which are based on BCCDC data.

Case numbers have been plummeting for weeks, with B.C.'s seven-day average dropping from a record of 1,130 back in April to just 90 as of Tuesday. Of those cases, four people are in hospital for treatment, and one more is receiving critical care.

Health officials will release a statement in the afternoon with the latest details on COVID-19 cases and any related deaths and outbreaks.

In total, 3,510,831 have received at least one dose, and Henry says that represents 77.7 per cent of people aged 18 and older, and 76.2 per cent of people who are 12 and older.

There have been no new COVID-19-related deaths, leaving a total of 1,743 deaths in British Columbia.

In total 4,436,432 doses of Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines have been administered in BC, with 935,401 of those being second doses. Our condolences are with the family, friends and caregivers of the people who have died as a result of COVID-19.

"This gives us a strong foundation for the summer ahead - when COVID-19 will be in the background, instead of front and centre for all of us", Dr. Henry said.

However, she cautioned that the virus is still in our communities, so to make this a summer we can all enjoy, we want as many people as possible fully immunized. Vaccines really are our ticket to travel. "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".