VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health region added 191 cases on Wednesday, moving the active case count to 864.

There are 72 people in hospital, 20 of whom are in critical care.

There were no COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, keeping the regional total at 195.

Out of 14,275 cases since last spring, 13,134 have since recovered.

Another 923 vaccine doses were given, raising the total dose count to 371,679. Of those, 172,210 are second doses.

British Columbia added 696 cases on Wednesday, moving the active case count to 4,888.

There are 370 people in hospital, 139 of whom are in critical care.

There were six COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, moving the provincial total to 2,092.

Out of 199,534 cases since last March, 192,189 have since recovered.

Across the province, 14,637 vaccine doses were given, raising the total dose count to 8,088,342. Of those, 3,878,923 are second doses.

As of Wednesday, 89.3 per cent of eligible British Columbians over 12 have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 83.6 per cent have both doses.

According to the Northern BC Community Immunization Coverage report covering all data to Tuesday, October 19th at 11:59 p.m., Fort St. John’s rate of vaccination among eligible residents over 12 is at 74 per cent for the first dose, and 62 per cent for both doses.

At the last update on October 6th, Fort St. John was at 72 per cent and 59 per cent for first and second doses respectively.

The lowest rate of community vaccination in the north continues to be in the rural areas of Peace River North and South. Peace River North Rural has a rate of 51 per cent and 42 per cent for first and second doses.

Peace River South Rural has 56 per cent one-dose coverage and 47 per cent two-dose coverage.