FORT ST. JOHN -- Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, is reporting 165 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 145,695 cases in British Columbia.

Since yesterday, the have been 5 new cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Health region, 30 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 78 are in the Fraser Health region, 10 are in the Island Health region and 42 are in the Interior Health region.

There are currently 2,051 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. A further 141,879 people who tested positive have recovered.

Of the active cases, 203 individuals are currently hospitalized, 57 of whom are in intensive care.

There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,722 deaths in British Columbia.

Dr. Henry said, “today, we are reporting that 74.2% of all adults in B.C. and 71.9% of those 12 and older have now received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. In total, 3,685,340 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 345,508 of which are second doses.”

The Province of British Columbia has also formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing health and emergency management officials to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act.

The state of emergency is extended through the end of the day on June 22, 2021