VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health Region added 13 new cases, dropping the active case count to 146.
There are 13 people in hospital, eight of whom are in critical care.
There were no COVID-19 related deaths recorded Wednesday, keeping the regional total at 140.
There have been 7,250 total cases in the Northern Health Region. Of those, 6,962 have recovered.
The province added 572 new cases, dropping the active case count to 6,877.
Out of 481 people in hospital, 161 are in critical care.
With no COVID-19 related deaths in the province, the total remains at 1,594.
Out of 132,925 total cases in British Columbia, 124,252 have recovered.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced Wednesday that vaccines would be available for every Albertan 12 years and older.
Beginning Thursday, anyone 30 and older can book their appointment. On Monday, bookings will open up for all Albertans aged 12 and up.
Health Canada recently authorized the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine for kids as young as 12, effective immediately.
Canada is the first country to make the authorization, but the United States is expected to follow next week. The United Kingdom and Europe are currently reviewing data.
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