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Northern Health Region adds 16 cases, state of emergency extended

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health Region added 16 new cases Tuesday, bringing the active case count down to…

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health Region added 16 new cases Tuesday, bringing the active case count down to 206.

There are 18 people in hospital, 6 of whom are in critical care.

There were no COVID-19 related deaths in the region, keeping the total at 140.

Since March 2020, 7,096 cases have been recorded in the Northern Health Region. Of those, 6,747 have recovered.

British Columbia added 799 new cases Tuesday, dropping the active case count to 8,089.

Out of 500 people in hospital, 164 are in critical care beds.

The province had no COVID-19 related deaths Tuesday, keeping the total at 1,571.

In total, 127,048 cases have been recorded in British Columbia. Of those, 117,150 have recovered and are not considered infectious.

The Province of British Columbia has extended the state of emergency until the end of the day May 11th.

Based on recommendations from B.C. health and emergency management officials, the state of emergency has been extended.

The province has been in a state of emergency since Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry declared a public health emergency on March 17th, 2020. The province made the announcement about the state of emergency the following day.

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