VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health region added 89 new cases on Friday, moving the active case count to 595.

There are 20 people in hospital, 12 are in critical care.

There were no deaths in the region Friday, keeping the total at 161.

Out of 9,059 total cases in the region, 8,299 have since recovered.

With 1,212 doses reported on Friday, the region’s total dose count moves to 330,996. Of those, 152,910 are second doses.

British Columbia added 671 new cases Friday, moving the active case count to 5,872.

There are 215 people in hospital, 118 are in critical care.

There were three COVID-19 deaths Friday, moving the provincial total to 1,827.

Out of 168,325 cases in the province, 160,268 have since recovered.

Across the province, 14,560 vaccine doses were recorded Friday, moving the total to 7,509,127. Of those, 3,574,850 are second doses.

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam says, based on new modelling today, Canada could see up to 15,000 cases per day by October if the vaccination rate does not increase, and more restrictive public health measures are not introduced.

Tam says the 18-39 age group needs to increase vaccination numbers, since that group is the most mobile and most likely to interact in large groups of people. Also, that age group has the lowest vaccination rate of any demographic in Canada.

Only 63 per cent of Canadians between 18 and 29 are fully vaccinated, and only 68 per cent between 30 and 39 have been double-dosed.