VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health Region added 289 cases over the weekend, moving the active case count to 1,042.

There are 78 people in hospital, 21 of whom are in critical care.

There were four COVID-19 deaths in the region since Friday, moving the regional total to 202.

Of the 14,577 cases recorded since last spring, 13,320 have since recovered.

Another 2,287 vaccine doses since Friday brings the total dose count to 377,479. Of those, 175,436 are second doses while 3,693 are considered “other” doses.

The province added 1,618 cases over the weekend, moving the active case count to 4,966.

There are 366 people in hospital, 149 of whom are in critical care.

There were 20 COVID-19 deaths recorded since Friday, moving the provincial total to 2,129.

Out of 200,898 confirmed cases in the province, 193,325 have since recovered.

With 36,114 vaccine doses given since Friday, the total dose count in B.C. is 8,156,608. Of those, 3,912,929 are second doses, and 85,925 are considered “other” doses.

As of Monday, 89.6 per cent of eligible British Columbians over 12 have received one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, and 84.4 per cent have received both doses.

The B.C. Teachers’ Federation has “identified significant inconsistencies” in defining and declaring COVID-19 events in K-12 schools, including a lack of timeliness of contact tracing and notification, and shifting policies for contact tracing and exposure notification.

A recent survey of BCTF members found 71 per cent reported they are not receiving adequate information about COVID-19 exposures and cases in their school and district.

“It’s unacceptable that, over a year-and-a-half into this pandemic, there is still no province-wide consistency in how exposures and clusters in schools are defined and reported,” said BCTF President Teri Mooring.

“Parents and teachers look to their school district and local health authority for information about what’s happening in their schools, and it has become very clear that the information provided and the communication to school communities is not painting an accurate picture. Trust in the system has been broken.”

The B.C. Teachers’ Federation is calling for the government to standardize definitions of exposure, cluster and outbreak across all health authorities, address reported delays in contact tracing especially in the Northern Health region, and address the transparency and consistency concerns by posting all school exposure notices broadly to school communities.