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VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health region added 61 cases Friday, moving the active case count to 393.

There are eight people in hospital, five are in critical care.

No deaths were reported in the region on Friday, keeping the total at 160.

Of the 8,571 total cases recorded since last March, 8,017 have recovered.

With 1,414 doses given since Thursday, the region’s total dose count moves to 324,659. Of those, 149,613 are second doses.

B.C. recorded 867 new cases on Friday, pushing the active case count to 5,657.

There are 159 people in hospital, 84 are in critical care.

There were three COVID-19 deaths Friday, moving the provincial total to 1,807.

Since last spring, B.C. has recorded 163,560 cases, 155,928 of those have since recovered.

With 18,612 vaccine doses given since Thursday, B.C.’s total dose count moves to 7,408,715. Of those, 3,516,477 are second doses.

From August 12th to 25th, people not fully vaccinated make 82 per cent of cases and 85.9 per cent of hospitalizations.

From August 19th to 25th, 4,368 cases were recorded. Of those, 3,116 cases were recorded in non-vaccinated residents, 467 cases in partially vaccinated people, and 785 in fully vaccinated British Columbians.

There were 213 hospitalizations from August 12th to 25th. 169 unvaccinated, 14 partially vaccinated, and 30 fully vaccinated residents were hospitalized.

The case rate from August 19th to 25th per 100,000 population for unvaccinated residents was 199. For partially vaccinated residents, it was 105.7, and fully vaccinated residents had a case rate of 24.9 per 100,000.

UBC students will not have to be vaccinated, but those who haven’t had their shots will need to undergo rapid testing, according to provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry.

Students that plan to live in campus housing will need proof of vaccination, though.

The University of Victoria, Thompson Rivers University and Simon Fraser University all have the same requirement.

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