VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health region added 87 cases on Tuesday, moving the active case count to 836.

There are 82 people in hospital, 16 of whom are in critical care.

There were no deaths on Tuesday, keeping the regional total at 176.

Of the 12,399 cases recorded since March 2020, 11,314 have recovered.

In the north, 482 vaccine doses were given, moving the total dose count to 357,325. Of those, 165,478 are second doses.

British Columbia recorded 593 new cases on Tuesday, moving the active case count to 5,937.

There are 345 people in hospital, 144 of whom are in critical care.

There were no deaths across B.C. Tuesday, keeping the total at 1,983.

Since last March, 190,372 cases have been recorded in the province, and 182,045 of those have since recovered.

The province recorded 10,905 vaccine doses since Monday, moving the total dose count to 7,894,975. Of those, 3,791,462 are second doses.

As of Tuesday, 88.3 per cent of eligible British Columbians over 12 have received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 81.7 per cent have received both doses.

The Province announced on Tuesday that all B.C. public service employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Approximately 30,000 employees will need to be fully vaccinated by November 22nd. Employees working in core government or ministries will need to provide proof of vaccination using the BC Vaccine Card.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says there are a very limited number of exceptions to the order, and more details of those exceptions will be released next month.

Dr. Henry updated the details of the order that applies to vaccination requirements for workers in long-term and assisted care homes.

“That order comes into effect next Tuesday, October 13th, and the order in its details will be published on our website today. There have been some modifications of it that are important. People hired between October 12th and 26th must have a single dose of vaccine, and be at least seven days post-dose, and follow additional preventive measures, and they must get their second dose within 28 to 35 days after that first dose.”