VICTORIA, B.C. – 61 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Monday, in the Northern Health Region, bringing the number of active cases to 153.

In the Northern Health Region, 27 are in hospital, with nine of those in ICU.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Northern Health Region now stands at 649.

The death count in Northern Health now sits at six.

According to the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, 1,933 new cases were confirmed across B.C., bringing the total to 27,407.

Active cases across the province stand at 7,360 and 19,069 have since recovered.

Hospitalizations in B.C. are at 277, with 59 of those in ICU.

The province’s death count is now up to 348.

10,200 people are currently under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Six new outbreaks at long-term care facilities were confirmed, with one being an outbreak at the North Peace Senior Housing Society apartment complex.