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Northern Health region adds 73 cases, Fort St. John vaccination rate still highest in Northeast B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health region added 73 cases on Wednesday, moving the active case count to 507. …

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health region added 73 cases on Wednesday, moving the active case count to 507.

There are 47 people in hospital, 18 of whom are in critical care.

There were two COVID-19 deaths reported Wednesday, moving the regional total to 238.

Out of 16,847 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, 16,051 have recovered.

Another 882 vaccine doses were given Wednesday, moving the total dose count to 398,619. Of those, 184,281 are second doses and 11,506 are other doses.

British Columbia added 324 cases on Wednesday, moving the active case count to 3,380.

There are 379 people in hospital, 109 of whom are in critical care.

The province confirmed seven COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, moving the total to 2,281.

Of the 213,682 cases since last spring, 207,779 have recovered.

There were 18,348 vaccine doses given since Tuesday, moving the total dose count to 8,496,444. Of those, 4,029,600 are second doses and 255,237 are other doses.

As of Wednesday, 90.7 per cent of eligible residents 12 and older have received a single shot, and 86.9 per cent have received both doses of a Health Canada approved vaccine.

The most recent report on community vaccination rates in Northern B.C. was released on Wednesday, and Fort St. John leads the Northeast with 78 per cent of its residents with one dose and 69 per cent with both doses.

Tumbler Ridge is the next highest with 74 per cent with a single dose and 65 per cent fully vaccinated.

Hudson’s Hope and Fort Nelson both have 73 per cent with one dose and 64 per cent two-dose coverage, but Hudson’s Hope has not changed since last week.

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