For the second straight week, no new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Golden by the BC CDC, during the week of June 6 to June 12.
During this time, Revelstoke registered one new case and Windermere eight. Further down the valley, Cranbrook saw 19 new cases, Fernie three and Kimberley one.
Overall, the BC CDC says that case rates are declining in all Health Areas, and that provincially, cases are at their lowest counts since October 2020. Test positivity is also in decline, as well as new hospitalizations. Critical care is in decline or stable across most of B.C., and new deaths are either stable or low.
The BC CDC is also reporting that Golden has a 77 per cent vaccination coverage rate for the first dose in those 12+ as of June 14, a one per cent increase from the week before. This is above the provincial of average, which sits at approximately 72 per cent. Almost 8 per cent of people in B.C. have received two doses.
In Golden, 79 per cent of those 18+ have received their first dose and 82 per cent of those 50+.
Second dose appointments are being booked following the same order of priority from the first dose roll-out. Those who have already received their first dose can book an appointment approximately eight weeks after their initial dose.
The province has moved into stage 2 of its reopening plan and is on track to move to stage 3 on July 1, two weeks, or a full incubation period, after beginning reopening.
Reaching each stage is contingent on vaccine rates staying high, case counts staying low and a continued drop in hospitalizations.
The full plan can be viewed at gov.bc.ca/restartBC.
Maps of new cases reported each week in each local health area can be found on the BC Centre for Disease Control website under BC COVID-19 data. Also available are graphs from the BCCDC Comparisons App showing how each health authority is doing in terms of positive test rates by month.
Register for the vaccine at getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca or call 1-833-828-2323.