VICTORIA, B.C. – Five new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Friday, bringing the total in the Northern Health Region to 350.

As of Thursday, there were 11 active cases within the Region.

According to the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, 155 new cases were confirmed, Friday, across B.C., bringing the total to 11,189.

Currently, there are 1,513 active cases in the province and 9,387 have since recovered.

As for hospitalizations in B.C., there are 72, with 26 of those in ICU.

The province’s death count is now up to 251.

3,713 people are currently under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

With the province being in the height of a Provincial Election, Henry says voters should remember to follow safety protocols, such as physical distancing, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“If you are planning on voting in person, remember to give others the space to stay safe when going to vote, wash your hands before and after voting, and consider using a mask if distancing is a challenge.”