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Northern Health sees 5 new cases of COVID-19 as provincial vaccination efforts ramp up

With nearly 3.7 million COVID-19 vaccines administered in BC, the province’s case counts continue to drop as 165 new cases were identified.

74.2% of all BC residents 18+ have received at least one dose of a vaccine, and 71.9% of all residents 12+ have received at least one dose.

Only 5 of the new cases came from the North as the region now has 71 active cases while 9 people are in hospital, 4 of whom are in ICU.

The province now has 2,051 active cases.

Of the active cases, 203 people are battling the virus in hospital, 57 of whom are in ICU.

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For the second time this month, no new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours as BC’s COVID-19 death toll stands at 1,722.

“It is very encouraging to see a steady increase in the number of people in our province who are protected with a COVID-19 vaccine. And now, more and more people are fully vaccinated with both of their doses,” said Dr.Bonnie Henry.

BREAKDOWN BY REGION:

Northern Health: +5 (7,724)

Interior Health: +42 (12,033)

Fraser Health: +78 (83,841)

Vancouver Coastal Health: +30 (34,198)

Island Health: +10 (4,904)

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