VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health Region added three new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, moving the active case count to 33.

There are two people in hospital, both of whom are in critical care.

There were no deaths over the weekend, keeping the regional total at 157.

As of Monday, 97.5 per cent of the cases in the region have since recovered.

There were 3,917 vaccine doses given since the last report, bringing the total number of doses given in the region to 276,363.

British Columbia recorded 156 new cases over the weekend. From Friday to Saturday there were 56 cases, 60 from Saturday to Sunday, and 40 cases from Sunday to Monday.

The active case count for the province is 653.

There are 49 people in hospital, 12 of whom are in critical care.

The province added two deaths over the weekend, bringing the total to 1,763.

As of Monday, 98.4 per cent of the cases in B.C. have since recovered.

There were 168,660 doses given in the region since the last report, bringing the total number of vaccine doses in B.C. to 6,173,328.

The federal government announced Monday that fully vaccinated citizens and permanent residents coming from the United States will be allowed to enter the country starting on August 9th.

Fully vaccinated travelers from all countries can enter Canada starting September 7th, as long as that country’s case count is low and vaccination rates trend upward.

British Columbia has fully vaccinated 53.2 per cent of its population over 12 as of Monday, July 19th.

Nearly 80 per cent of B.C. has received at least one dose.