B.C. records four COVID-related deaths, 113 new cases

Carrie Guzman
June 17, 2021

Another 27 per cent were in the Interior Health region.

The news conference follows Wednesday's announcement that 113 new COVID-19 cases were identified in B.C., including four in the Vancouver Island region.

There are no new health-care facility outbreaks and three were declared over, bringing that total to four.

Manitoba's current death toll from COVID-19 is 1,111.

As of midnight, there was a total of 142 Manitobans in intensive care, including both those there for COVID-19 and those who need critical care for other reasons, the Shared Health spokesperson said.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 9.7% provincially, the first time it's dipped below 10% since May 7, and 9.2% in Winnipeg.

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Experts say it could potentially be evolution of the virus, but it may also have something to do with the age of those infected. Moreover, the scientific analysis now in Public Health England journal found no deaths among the vaccinated who were studied.


Manitoba added 121 new variant of concern cases on Wednesday, bringing the total since the pandemic started to 14,003.

Total recoveries stand at 30,585, while total cases registered stand at 30,121.

There are now 273 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces. There are 41 patients in the ICU, up from 39 the day before.

The majority of the variant cases are unspecified, with 7,601 cases.

Approximately 76.3 per cent of adults in B.C. have now received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 74.6 per cent of people aged 12 and older have received their first shot.

Twenty-eight patients have now been repatriated since the province began transfers on May 18.

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