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COVID-19: New COVID-19 cases in BC fall below 200 for 3rd consecutive day

CA, 04 Jun 2021
For the first time since mid-October, British Columbia has reported fewer than 200 new COVID-19 cases for three consecutive days.

At a live briefing Thursday, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 199 new cases in the province, along with two new deaths.

It brought the seven-day average for new cases down to 229, the lowest since Oct. 24.

Active cases declined again to 2,563.

Of the new cases, 68 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 89 were in the Fraser Health region, two were in the Vancouver Island health region, 34 were in the Interior Health region and six were in the Northern Health region.

British Columbia is also shrinking the interval to eight weeks for people who received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as a first dose, and will be offering any vaccine available in B.C. as a second dose.

The shift in policy is based on advice from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI).

If someone opts to receive a second dose of AstraZeneca they will be contacted by the pharmacy where they received their first dose.

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