Burnaby has hit a major milestone in its fight against COVID-19.
“Congratulations Burnaby,” said a tweet by the City of Burnaby. “75% of Burnaby residents over age 12 have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The race to 80% is on! Register for the shot.”
According to the latest BCCDC COVID-19 Surveillance Data for June 1 to 7, 2021, all four Burnaby areas are starting to close in on 80% vaccination rates, mostly consisting of first doses.
The data is released by the BC Centre for Disease Control.
B.C.'s attempts to control the spread of COVID-19 appear to be paying off.
The province revealed June 9 that it is aware of only 1,975 people who are actively battling COVID-19 infections. That is the lowest total since October 22.
Helping control the spread is the ever-rising proportion of the population that has had at least one dose of a vaccine.
Provincial health officer Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix, on June 9, said 74.5% of all adults in B.C., and 72.4% of those 12 years old and older have had at least one dose.
That translates into a total of 3,749,758 doses provided to 3,359,494 people, with 390,264 of those individuals now being fully vaccinated with two doses. From Tuesdaya to Wednesday, health officials provided 19,662 first doses of vaccine to people, as well as 44,756 second doses. The number of those getting needed second doses of a vaccine exceeded those getting initial doses for the first time,
Also helping reduce the number of people actively fighting infections is a consistently low number of new infections being detected. In the past 24 hours, health officials discovered 148 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 145,843. More than 97.4% of those, or 142,106 people, are deemed by the province to have recovered because they are not considered to be infectious.
- Glen Korstrom, Glacier Media