VICTORIA, B.C. – Seven new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Tuesday, in the Northern Health Region, bringing the number of active cases to 50, with one hospitalized and two in ICU.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Northern Health Region now stands at 476.

According to the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, 525 new cases were confirmed across B.C., bringing the total to 19,239.

Active cases across the province stand at 5,133 and 13,704 have since recovered.

Hospitalizations in B.C. are at 142, with 46 of those in ICU.

The province’s death count is now up to 284.

9,781 people are currently under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

On Tuesday, the Province announced the extension for the provincial state of emergency for an additional two weeks until November 24, allowing health and emergency management officials to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act to support the Province’s COVID-19 pandemic response.

Henry says we need to break the chains of transmission and slow the surge of COVID-19 cases – especially in the regions and locations of highest spread, this following a rise in cases in parts of the Province.

She also says we can honour our Veterans in a safe way this Remembrance Day.

“Over the next two weeks, and especially tomorrow on Remembrance Day, let’s honour our veterans for all that they have done for our province and nation. Let’s recognize the sacrifices and hardship they faced and overcame by making our own small sacrifices right now. While the ceremonies may be remote, the poppies virtual and our legions closed this Remembrance Day, we can still show our appreciation, in a safe and respectful way, to the men and women who have proudly served our nation.”