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VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health Region added two cases on Wednesday, moving the active case count to 16.
There were no COVID-19 deaths in the region Wednesday, keeping the total at 158.
Out of 7,826 total cases in the region, 7,652 have since recovered.
There were 2,248 vaccine doses given since Tuesday, bringing the total number of doses given to 292,951. Of those, 126,246 are second doses.
The province added 185 new cases on Wednesday, moving the active case count to 909.
There are 47 people in hospital, 20 of whom are in critical care.
There were three COVID-19 deaths recorded Wednesday, moving the provincial total to 1,771.
Out of 149,444 total cases in B.C., 146,756 have since recovered.
There were 48,741 vaccine doses given since Tuesday, moving the total number of doses given in B.C. to 6,685,982. Of those, 2,932,807 are second doses.
At a surprise news conference on Wednesday, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced masks will once again be mandatory at all indoor public spaces in the Central Okanagan, which includes Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country and Peachland.
The order goes into effect at midnight.
The health authority discourages travel into the Central Okanagan for non-essential purposes.
Vaccine dose intervals will be reduced from 49 days to 28 days, and the authority will focus its vaccination efforts on the 20 to 40 population.
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