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VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health region added 60 cases Tuesday, moving the active case count to 479.
There are 15 people in hospital, 12 of whom are in critical care.
There were no deaths in the region Tuesday, keeping the total at 161.
Out of 8,773 cases recorded since last March, 8,125 have recovered.
There were 281 vaccine doses given since Monday, moving the total dose count to 327,438. Of those, 151,056 are second doses.
British Columbia added 655 cases Tuesday, raising the active case count to 6,045.
There are 187 people in hospital, 103 of whom are in critical care.
There were two COVID-19 deaths recorded Tuesday, moving the B.C. total to 1,816.
Out of 166,068 cases, 157,941 have recovered.
Across B.C., 10,751 doses were given since Monday, bringing the total dose count to 7,463,858. Of those, 3,549,755 are second doses.
Dr. Bonnie Henry gave a briefing on the most recent COVID-19 modelling data on Tuesday. She says the province’s transmission rates are starting to level off, but they haven’t begun to drop yet.
“We were at a place where we had a lot of transmission where we were up about 1.5 which means for every person who is infected they passed it on to almost two other people. We’re now back down, across the board to somewhere very close to one,” Henry said.
Since the majority of British Columbians have been vaccinated, she says B.C. won’t see the number of cases experienced earlier in the pandemic.
Henry says even a small increase in vaccinated British Columbians will help bring hospitalizations down.
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