B.C.'s COVID-19 immunization numbers continue rising, passing 4.6 million shots

VICTORIA — The number of people in British Columbia receiving COVID-19 immunizations continues to increase, with more than 4.6 million doses of vaccines being distributed.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix say in a joint statement that more than 1.1 million of those shots are second doses.

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The statement says 76 per cent of those 12 years and older in B.C. have received their first does of vaccine.

There are 75 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 147,346 infections since the pandemic began.

The active case count is down to 1,111, while 113 people are in hospital, 34 of whom are in intensive.

There have been three more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the provincial total to 1,747 people.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 24, 2021.

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