VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health region added 131 new cases on Tuesday, moving the active case count to 797.

There are 79 people in hospital, 18 of whom are in critical care.

There were two COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, raising the regional total to 195.

Of the 14,084 cases since last spring, 13,025 have since recovered.

Since Monday, 569 vaccine doses were given, moving the total dose count to 370,756. Of those, 11,769 are second doses.

The province added 560 new cases on Tuesday, moving the active case count to 4,913.

There are 382 people in hospital, 146 of whom are in critical care.

There were five COVID-19 deaths reported Tuesday, moving the provincial total to 2,086.

Out of 198,838 cases since last March, 191,476 have recovered.

Another 12,911 vaccine doses were given, moving the provincial total dose count to 8,073,705. Of those, 3,873,078 are second doses.

As of Tuesday, 89.2 per cent of eligible British Columbians over 12 have received one vaccine dose, and 83.5 per cent have received both doses.

Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the first COVID-19 situation report on Tuesday with findings from the first month of classes.

According to the report, cases increased among 5 to 11 year-olds during the first two weeks of school, mainly in regions with low community vaccine coverage. That increase has peaked and is now trending downward.

The report found that serious outcomes from COVID-19 infections have been a rare occurrence among all school-aged children, and no deaths have occurred in this age group.

The rate of vaccination among 12-17 year-olds continues to increase, although there are differences across different regions. As of October 14th, 82 per cent of eligible 12-17 year-olds have received one vaccine dose, and 73 per cent of 12-17 year-olds in B.C. have received both doses.