VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health Region added 29 new cases Friday, raising the active case count to 88.
There are two people in hospital, both are in critical care.
No deaths were recorded Friday, keeping the regional total at 158.
Out of 7,924 total cases in the region, 7,677 have recovered.
There were 1,476 vaccine doses recorded Friday, bringing the total number of doses given in the region to 305,105. Of those, 136,096 are second doses.
British Columbia recorded 464 new cases Friday, raising the active case count to 2,411.
There are 52 people in hospital, 24 of whom are in critical care.
There were no COVID-19 deaths recorded in B.C. Friday, keeping the total at 1,772.
Out of 151,839 total cases in the province, 147,627 have recovered.
There were 28,042 vaccine doses recorded Friday, bringing the total number of doses given in the province to 6,993,104. Of those, 3,196,958 are second doses.
B.C.’s Minister of Health, Adrian Dix announced on Friday that the province would be administering its seven-millionth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
He also said that all of the patients in intensive care are unvaccinated.
More health restrictions were announced for the Central Okanagan to curb the surge in cases.
Limits for the number of people allowed to gather together indoors and outdoors will take effect on Monday.
Nightclubs and bars will close Friday, and liquor service in restaurants will be scaled back to 10 p.m.
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says if you have plans to visit the Okanagan, reschedule or postpone, and she urges anyone who has visited the area recently to monitor for symptoms and self-isolate if necessary.