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VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health Region added 133 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, raising the active case count to 363.

There are 39 people in hospital, 14 of whom are in Critical Care.

The region confirmed 5 deaths since Friday, bringing the total since last spring to 119.

There have been 5,576 confirmed cases in the region, and 5,083 have recovered.

British Columbia added 1,785 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, raising the active case total to 5,290.

There were 556 cases from Friday to Saturday, 598 cases from Saturday to Sunday and 631 cases from Sunday to Monday.

There are 303 people in hospital, 80 of whom are in Critical Care.

The province confirmed 16 COVID-19 related deaths since Friday, bringing the total to 1,437. One of those deaths was previously classified under another cause but was reclassified as a COVID-19 related death Monday.

Since last spring there have been 92,571 confirmed cases, and 85,746 of those have since recovered.

Northern Health issued a COVID-19 exposure notice for staff and students of Notre Dame School in Dawson Creek between March 8th and 9th.

The health authority is asking those in attendance to self-monitor for symptoms until March 23rd, two weeks after the last possible exposure.

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