Two additional cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern Health Region

VICTORIA, B.C. – Two additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Thursday, bringing the total in the Northe…

VICTORIA, B.C. – Two additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Thursday, bringing the total in the Northern Health Region to 345.

As of Wednesday, there were 13 active cases within the Region.

According to the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, 142 new cases were confirmed, Thursday, across B.C., bringing the total to 11,034.

For the 142 new cases, Henry says there were over 9,000 tests completed across the province, making the test-positive rate about 1.5 percent.

Currently, there are 1,494 active cases in the province and 9,257 have since recovered.

As for hospitalizations in B.C., there are 74, with 24 of those in ICU.

The province’s death count remains at 250.

3,683 people are currently under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

With today, October 15, being International Handwashing Day, Henry reminds everyone of the importance of this simple act.

“I do want to take advantage of that and remind people that the simple act of cleaning our hands can make a big difference in our lives; making sure that we are protecting each other and ourselves from COVID-19.”

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