VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health region added 130 new cases on Friday, moving the active case count to 980.
There are 78 people in hospital, 21 of whom are in critical care.
There were three COVID-19 deaths reported Friday, bumping the regional total to 202.
Out of 14,577 cases recorded since last spring, 13,320 have since recovered.
With 1,635 vaccine doses given since Thursday, the regional total dose count climbs to 375,192. Of those, 174,123 are second doses, and 3,504 are considered “other” doses.
The province added 649 cases on Friday, moving the active case count to 5,106.
There are 365 people in hospital, 142 of whom are in critical care.
There were 13 COVID-19 deaths reported on Friday, moving the provincial total to 2,109.
Of the 200,898 cases recorded since last March, 193,325 have since recovered.
Another 16,567 vaccine doses were given, moving B.C.’s total dose count to 8,120,494. Of those, 3,893,446 are second doses, and 76,896 are considered “other” doses.
As of Friday, 89.4 per cent of eligible British Columbians over 12 have a single dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, and 83.9 per cent have received both doses.
The current B.C. Vaccine Card does not sync with the new government of Canada proof of vaccination which will be accessible on October 30th.
Premier John Horgan says the federal government needs more information to be given in order to allow international travel than is included on the B.C. card.
“I felt the federal government would manage international travel in their way and we would manage our domestic interactions until such time there was clarity about what was required,” said Horgan on Thursday.
Horgan also pointed out his concerns with the federal government’s testing rules on travel, saying doesn’t make sense that he could take a test in Vancouver, travel to the United States, and come back within 72 hours using the same test.
He’s worried that residents may try to take advantage of the system by faking symptoms to get a free test and using those results to travel.