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BCCDC: No COVID-19 cases reported in Powell River from May 23 to 29

Reporting period follows two consecutive weeks with one coronavirus case

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) reported there were no COVID-19 cases in the Powell River local health area from May 23 to 29, after reporting one case from May 16 to 22, and one for the May 9 to 15 period.

Two cases were reported in the area from May 1 to 8.

The cumulative total for the area from January 2020 to April 2021 is 90, according to BCCDC.

More than four in five adults over age 50 (82 per cent) in the Powell River local health area have received their first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, along with seven in 10 of those over the age of 18 (71 per cent).

As of June 2, the province had reported a total of 144,667 cases of coronavirus since the pandemic began, while more than 71 per cent of the eligible population have now received a first dose of vaccine.