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VICTORIA, B.C. – 21 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Tuesday, in the Northern Health Region, bringing the number of active cases to 64.
In the Northern Health Region, 11 are in hospital, with 11 of those in ICU.
The total number of confirmed cases in the Northern Health Region now stands at 539.
Northern Health’s death count stands at five.
According to the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, 717 new cases were confirmed across B.C., bringing the total to 23,661.
Active cases across the province stand at 6,589 and 16,469 have since recovered.
Hospitalizations in B.C. are at 198, with 63 of those in ICU.
The province’s death count is now up to 310.
10,960 people are currently under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
When it comes to reducing the transmission of COVID-19, Henry says the biggest impact you can make is through the small actions you take every day.
“Just as we put on our jackets to keep us warm in the rain and snow, so too are our COVID-19 safety layers there to protect all of us. Washing your hands, keeping a safe distance and always wearing a mask in places where you are around people you don’t know – these things make a difference.”
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