British Columbia is reporting 84 new cases of COVID-19 for the entire province over the past two days — 49 new cases from June 30 to July 1 and 35 new cases in the last 24 hours.
Of the 84 new cases, zero were linked to the Island Health region.
Dr. Bonnie Henry says that 99 are in hospital with 30 people in critical care as a result of the virus. There are currently 729 active cases in British Columbia.
Since Wednesday’s numbers, there have been 21 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 36 in the Fraser Health region, zero in the Island Health region, 25 in the Interior Health region and two in the Northern Health region.
There were two additional deaths related to the virus on Thursday. This brings the provincial death total over the course of the pandemic to 1,756.
Also as of Thursday, the total number of cases in British Columbia over the course of the pandemic has reached 147,705.
Health officials also said, to date, 5,124,693 doses of all three COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the province, 1,526,711 of which are second doses.
B.C. health officials say that 78.7 per cent of all adults in B.C. and 77.5 per cent of those 12 and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
In addition, 35.2 per cent of all adults in B.C. and 32.9 per cent of those 12 and older have received their second dose.
“COVID-19 is not the only emergency our province is facing. With rising temperatures and an unprecedented heat wave comes increased wildfire risk, and we are already seeing signs of a difficult wildfire season ahead for our communities,” reads a statement from Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.
British Columbia has seen wildfires spark up across the province following a heat wave that has resulted in extremely dry conditions.
“Wildfire smoke can affect your health, especially for those who are more vulnerable, including seniors, young children, those with pre-existing chronic health conditions and people who are pregnant,” said health officials.
More information on how to stay safe amid wildfire season can be found here: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-