VICTORIA, B.C. –  169 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed between December 31 and January 4, in the Northern Health Region, bringing the number of active cases to 498.

In the Northern Health Region, 19 are in hospital, with 16 of those in ICU.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Northern Health Region now stands at 2,186.

The Region’s death count is now up to 30.

1,649 people to have contracted the virus, in the Northern Health Region, have since recovered.

It was announced, on Monday, by Northern Health, that the Fort St. John Hospital received its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine, produced by Moderna.

According to Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, 2,211 new cases were confirmed across B.C., between December 31 to January 4, bringing the total to 54,201.

Active cases across the province stand at 6,823, and 45,229 have since recovered from the virus.

Hospitalizations in B.C. are at 351, with 76 of those in ICU.

The province’s death count now sits at 946.

8,785 people are currently under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases but does not include data from Northern Health.