VICTORIA, B.C. – Provincial Health Officials provided an update, Saturday afternoon, on the latest information regarding the coronavirus in British Columbia.

According to the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, 29 new cases have been identified, which now brings the provincial total to 1,203.

Henry says the total cases in the Northern Health Region is still at 21 since Friday.

The number of cases in hospitals across the province is at 149, while 68 are in ICU.

38 people have since passed away from the virus.

As for recoveries, 704 patients have since fully recovered from the virus.

According to Henry, the Province has joined research efforts in developing a vaccine for COVID-19.

Henry says the risk of COVID-19 remains high and in order to continue to flatten the curve, physical distancing, proper hand-washing, and self-isolation must be followed.

An online self-assessment tool is available, where you can see if you have symptoms of the virus.