VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health region added 134 cases over the weekend, moving the active case count to 398.

There are 48 people in hospital, 14 of whom are in critical care.

There were three COVID-19 deaths over the weekend, raising the regional total to 255.

Out of 17,254 cases since last March, 16,849 have since recovered.

British Columbia added 970 new cases over the weekend, moving the active case count to 2,882.

There are 303 people in hospital, 115 of whom are in critical care.

There were 11 COVID-19 deaths over the weekend, raising the provincial total to 2,333.

Out of 218,068 cases, 212,704 have recovered.

As of Monday, 91.1 per cent of eligible British Columbians over 12 have a single dose, and 87.8 per cent are fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved vaccine.

British Columbians between the ages of 5 and 11 can now get the pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia clinics.

Over 350,000 children are now eligible to receive the modified vaccine.

Dr. Bonnie Henry says over three million American children have received the vaccine with “no safety signals.”

Henry says the vaccine will help kids return to normal activities that benefit mental and physical health.

Executive lead for B.C.’s vaccine rollout, Dr. Penny Ballem, says the childrens’ vaccine program should finish by the end of January 2022.