VICTORIA, B.C. – Tuesday saw 46 new cases added in the Northern Health Region, dropping the active case count to 297.

There are 32 people in hospital, 12 of those are in Critical Care.

There were no COVID-19 related deaths Tuesday, keeping the total at 120.

There have been 5,944 confirmed cases in the Northern Health Region since last spring. Of those, 5,521 have since recovered.

British Columbia recorded 840 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, raising the active case total to 7,062.

There are 312 British Columbians in hospital, 78 of those are in Critical Care beds.

The province had no COVID-19 related deaths Tuesday, keeping the B.C. total at 1455.

Since last March there have been 99,035 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those, 90,401 have recovered.

In order to support the province’s COVID-19 pandemic response, the state of emergency has been extended until April 13th.

“While the finish line remains in sight, rising case counts and the spread of variants of concern mean we all must continue working together to keep each other safe,” said Premier John Horgan. “Thanks to our vaccination plan, we have been able to take positive strides toward protecting more British Columbians. We’re doing the best we can to get vaccinations into arms as soon as possible, but in the meantime, I urge everyone to double down on their efforts to control the spread and continue to follow public safety guidelines.”