VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health Region added eight new cases Wednesday, moving the active case count to 74.

There are six people in hospital, three of whom are in critical care.

There was one COVID-19 death confirmed Wednesday, moving the total to 154.

Out of 7,732 confirmed cases in the region, 7,504 have since recovered.

The province added 148 new cases Wednesday, moving the active case count to 1,975.

There are 195 people in hospital, 47 of whom are in critical care.

The province confirmed three COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, moving the total to 1,725.

Of the 145,843 cases recorded since the beginning of the pandemic, 142,106 have since recovered.

Northern Health issued COVID-19 school exposure notices for two schools in District 60.

Both North Peace Secondary School and Upper Pine Elementary and Junior Secondary had exposure notices from June 2nd to 4th.