VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health region added 57 cases on Tuesday, moving the active case count to 510.
There are 42 people in hospital, 16 of whom are in critical care.
There were no deaths in the region on Tuesday, keeping the total at 236.
Out of 16,717 cases since last March, 15,788 have since recovered.
Another 527 vaccine doses were given since Monday, raising the total dose count to 397,737. Of those, 184,036 are second doses and 11,087 are other doses.
British Columbia added 338 cases on Tuesday, moving the active case count to 3,658.
There are 376 people in hospital, 107 of whom are in critical care.
There was one COVID-19 death reported Tuesday, moving the total to 2,274.
Out of 213,358 cases in the province, 207,275 have since recovered.
There were 12,019 vaccine doses given since Monday, moving the total dose count to 8,478,096. Of those, 4,026,399 are second doses and 242,623 are other doses.
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says children between 5 and 11 years old could be able to access COVID-19 vaccines by the holidays.
Moderna has made a request for its vaccine to be approved for use in children, making it the second vaccine waiting for approval from Health Canada.
“We are counting on Health Canada to do their due diligence. I know that they are doing that right now,” said Henry.
The vaccines being considered are weaker than those offered to adults, says Henry.
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