VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern health Region reported 53 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the active total to 354.

Out of 10 people in hospital, eight are in Critical Care.

The region recorded one new COVID-19 related death Wednesday. Since last spring, 91 people have died.

There have been 3,902 total cases in the region, and 3,433 have recovered.

The weekly breakdown of cases by health authority was released Wednesday.

Across British Columbia, 469 new cases were reported, bringing the active case count to 4,305

There are 230 people in hospital, and 66 are in ICU.

The province reported six COVID-19 related deaths Wednesday, bringing the total since last March to 1,269.

There have been 71,856 cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia, and 66,167 have recovered.

In a media availability Wednesday, Premier Horgan spoke about the Family Day weekend.

“Oftentimes, it is an opportunity for people to get together to travel, to experience the beauty of British Columbia, perhaps even leave the province and go elsewhere. That’s not what we’re doing this year,” said Horgan.

Horgan echoed the positive outlook provincial and federal health officers have for the pandemic response.

“Our resiliency has been quite extraordinary. As a province of some 5 million people, the data shows that we have collectively done very, very well over the past 12 months,” Horgan said.