VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health Region added 100 new cases over the weekend, including 11 from Sunday to Monday.
The active case count sits at 298.
There are seven people in hospital, six of whom are in critical care.
There were no deaths in the region, keeping the total at 160.
Out of 8,364 total cases in the region, 7,902 have recovered.
Since Friday, 2,129 vaccine doses were given, bringing the total regional dose count to 319,326. Of those, 146,803 are second doses.
British Columbia added 1,711 new cases over the weekend. From Friday to Saturday, there were 724 cases, 545 from Saturday to Sunday, and 442 from Sunday to Monday.
The active case count for the province is 5,056.
There are 133 people in hospital, 80 of whom are in critical care.
There were 16 COVID-19 deaths over the weekend, bringing the provincial total to 1,801.
Since last spring, 160,630 cases have been recorded. Of those, 153,627 have since recovered.
There were 40,700 vaccine doses given since Friday, bringing B.C.’s total dose count to 7,336,796. Of those, 3,475,198 are second doses.
Health officials announced a new program that requires proof of vaccination to access social, recreational and discretionary events and businesses in the province.
The proof of vaccination program will take effect on September 13th, but businesses or event organizers may choose to impose the requirements before the September 13th date.
Guidance for K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions will be released in the coming days, says the Province.
From August 10th to 17th, fully vaccinated British Columbians made up 13 per cent of new cases and 11 per cent of hospitalizations.
Cases (August 11-17)
Hospitalizations (August 10-16)
As of Monday, there are 25 active cases and 75 people in isolation. 38 people are isolating at camp while 37 are at home. As of August 23rd, there are 1,553 people in camp.
Northern Health declared a second COVID-19 outbreak last week among contracted workers at Site C.
The health authority said there have been 41 lab-confirmed cases and several active clusters of COVID-19 activity among primarily unvaccinated workers in association with the outbreak.
BC Hydro said around 1,800 have received their first vaccine dose at the onsite medical clinic, and around 1,450 have received their second dose. The numbers don’t include workers that received their shot outside of the project.
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