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VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health region added 101 cases on Friday, moving the active case count to 782.

There are 39 people in hospital, 15 of whom are in critical care.

Two COVID-19 deaths were recorded, bringing the regional total to 164.

Out of 9,642 cases in the Northern Health region, 8,686 have recovered.

There were 1,303 vaccine doses given since Thursday, bringing the total dose count to 336,244. Of those, 155,409 are second doses.

B.C. added 820 new cases, bringing the active case count to 5,850.

There are 281 people in hospital, 135 are in critical care.

Nine deaths were recorded Friday, bringing the provincial total to 1,856.

Out of 173,158 cases in British Columbia, 165,027 have recovered.

Across the province, 13,075 doses were given Friday, bringing the total dose count to 7,583,999. Of those, 3,616,553 are second doses.

The BC Vaccine Card takes effect on Monday, and 1.7 million British Columbians have already registered for it online, says Health Minister Adrian Dix.

Starting Monday, residents over 12 will need to show they have been immunized against COVID-19 in order to access non-essential services and activities.

Concerts, restaurants and gyms are examples of non-essential services and activities that will require proof of vaccination. Fast food restaurants, dining halls and cafeterias, however, will not.

As of Friday, 85.5 per cent of eligible British Columbians over 12 have received one dose, and 78 per cent have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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