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VICTORIA, B.C. – 13 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Wednesday, in the Northern Health Region, bringing the number of active cases to 75.
In the Northern Health Region, 19 are in hospital, with 11 of those in ICU.
The total number of confirmed cases in the Northern Health Region now stands at 552.
Northern Health’s death count stands at five.
It was also reported that the Peace Villa Care Facility had one worker test positive for the virus.
According to the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, 762 new cases were confirmed across B.C., bringing the total to 24,422.
Active cases across the province stand at 6,861 and 16,914 have since recovered.
Hospitalizations in B.C. are at 209, with 58 of those in ICU.
The province’s death count is now up to 320.
9,871 people are currently under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
Henry says we must do all we can to help reduce the stress that the second wave of COVID-19 has caused on the Province’s health care system.
“This second surge is putting a strain on our health-care system, our workplaces and us all. We need to ease this pressure so we can continue to manage the virus in our province and also continue to do the many activities that are important to us.”
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