Note: The numbers of total and new cases are provisional due to a delayed data refresh and will be verified once confirmed.

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health region added 358 cases over the weekend, including 116 from Sunday to Monday. The active case count for the region is 1,165.

There are 57 people in hospital, 16 are in critical care.

The region had one COVID-19 death over the weekend, bringing the total to 172.

Out of 11,473 cases recorded since last March, 10,091 have recovered.

Another  1,775 doses were given since Friday, bringing the total dose count to 351,355. Of those, 162,351 are second doses.

British Columbia added 2,239 cases since Friday. From Friday to Saturday there were 876 cases, 657 from Saturday to Sunday, and 706 cases from Sunday to Monday. The active case count for the province sits at 6,098.

There are 303 people in hospital, 141 of whom are in critical care.

There were 18 COVID-19 deaths over the weekend, bringing the B.C. total to 1,940.

Out of 184,780 cases recorded in the province, 176,354 have recovered.

Since Friday, 31,221 vaccine doses were given, bringing the total dose count to 7,802,535. Of those, 3,731,819 are second doses.

As of Monday, 87.7 per cent of eligible British Columbians over 12 have received one dose, and 80.5 per cent have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fake anti-vaccination letters, falsely attributing MLA Dan Davies, have been circulating Fort St. John.

In a statement on Monday, Davies says he has no connection with the letters sent out last week, and neither does his office.

“I have very publicly encouraged people to choose vaccination as the best way to protect our community. As our health care system struggles under the stress of COVID-19 patients, I again am asking people to follow the public health orders,” reads the statement.

The letters had Davies’ constituency office as the return address and had articles on vaccine risks and wearing masks stuffed inside.

Davies has been very vocal about the importance of people being vaccinated.