VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health region added 118 cases on Wednesday, lowering the active case count to 915.
There are 81 people in hospital, 13 of whom are in critical care.
There was one COVID-19 death recorded Wednesday, bringing the regional total to 173.
Out of 11,708 cases recorded since last March, 10,567 have recovered.
Another 1,775 doses were given since Tuesday, bringing the total dose count to 351,355. Of those, 162,351 are second doses.
British Columbia added 813 cases Wednesday, moving the active case count to 6,185.
There are 340 people in hospital, 146 of whom are in critical care.
There were 11 COVID-19 deaths recorded Wednesday, raising the provincial total to 1,953.
Of the 186,245 cases since last March, 177,729 have recovered.
Across B.C., 31,221 doses were given, moving the total dose count to 7,802,535. Of those, 3,731,819 are second doses.
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the Province will not offer third doses for residents who have mixed immunization status. The Province will instead consult with Health Canada and public health entities in other countries to make sure mixed doses are permitted for international travel.
B.C.’s top doctor asks for patience while the Province works on a plan to ensure those with “mixed vaccine schedules” are considered fully vaccinated all over the world.
Currently, the U.S. Centre for Disease Control does not accept people with the AstraZeneca vaccine mixed with any other mRNA vaccine to be fully immunized.
Canada has strict rules of its own. Health Canada does not recognize those with the SinoPharm vaccine from China or the Sputnik vaccine from Russia to be fully vaccinated.