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VICTORIA, B.C. – Health officials reported 35 new COVID-19 cases in the Northern Health Region on Tuesday.

This brings the total of active cases to 387 in the region.

The total number of confirmed cases in the region now stands at 3,524 with 3,047 recoveries to date.

There are currently 34 people hospitalized and 14 in ICU in the region.

There have been 80 COVID-19 related deaths in the region since the beginning of the pandemic.

Provincially, 429 new cases were recorded, bringing the active case count to 4,542.

Out of the 68,366 cases since Spring 2020, 89 per cent or 61,129 have recovered.

Hospitalizations in B.C. are at 294, with 82 of those in ICU.

There have been 1,218 COVID-19 related deaths in British Columbia.

On Tuesday, the province extended the provincial state of emergency, which will take place through Feb. 16th.

“We’d all like to get back to a more normal life, but our case numbers will rise if we’re not careful,” said Premier John Horgan. “We’re well prepared, but as we’ve seen around the world, increased COVID-19 cases could put our health systems and us all at risk. We need to hold the course until we bend that curve down. It’s time to work together, support each other and continue to follow public health guidance so we can keep people safe.”

The province has been under a state of emergency since Mar. 18th, 2020.

A total of 806 violation tickets were issued in relation to people not following health orders between Aug. 21st, 2020, and Jan. 29th, 2021.

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