B.C. reports 84 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths as officials warn about heat

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VICTORIA — British Columbia health officials say two more people have died and 84 new COVID-19 infections have been reported over the last two days.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix say nearly 79 per cent of eligible adults and 77.5 per cent of eligible youths have received a first dose of vaccine.

About 35 per cent of adults and 33 per cent of youths have received second doses.

Henry and Dix say in a release that more than 5.1 million vaccine doses have been administered, of which 1.5 million are second doses.

The two new deaths bring B.C.'s total to 1,756 since the pandemic began.

Henry and Dix say people should check on family members and friends as the province continues to deal with high temperatures.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 2, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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