B.C. reports four COVID-19 outbreaks in care homes and hospitals

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VICTORIA — British Columbia health officials say there are COVID-19 outbreaks in four care homes or hospitals in the province.

In a news release Monday, they say Laurel Place and Eagle Ridge Hospital in the Fraser Health region, Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops and Rotary Manor in Dawson Creek all have outbreaks.

Vancouver Coastal Health says a COVID-19 outbreak at the Care Centre at Hollyburn House is over.

Officials say the province reported 87 new cases of COVID-19 over a three-day period, bringing the total infections to 147,790.

They also reported three COVID-19-related fatalities.

More than 78 per cent of those eligible in B.C. have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine while 36 per cent have had their second shot.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 5, 2021.

The Canadian Press

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said B.C. had five COVID-19 outbreaks based on information provided by the B.C. government.

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