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VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health region added 63 cases on Wednesday, moving the active case count to 361.

There are 38 people in hospital, eight of whom are in critical care.

There were no COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, keeping the regional total at 255.

Out of 17,643 cases since last spring, 17,010 have since recovered.

Another 756 vaccine doses were given Wednesday, raising the total dose count to 405,735. Of those, 186,419 are second doses and 16,184 are other doses.

British Columbia recorded 386 cases on Wednesday, moving the active case count to 2,947.

There are 301 people in hospital, 98 of whom are in critical care.

There were seven COVID-19 deaths in B.C. Wednesday, raising the provincial total to 2,340.

Out of 218,812 cases since last March, 213,394 have recovered.

In B.C., 21,690 vaccine doses were given, raising the total dose count to 8,709,802. Of those, 4,058,944 are second doses and 435,090 are other doses.

As of Wednesday, 84.8 per cent of eligible British Columbians five and older have a single shot, and 81.7 per cent have both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Northern Health updated the community vaccination coverage rates for the Northeast region on Wednesday.

Fort St. John leads the way in the Northeast with 80 per cent of its eligible residents having a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 72 per cent fully vaccinated. In the last week, there has been a 1 per cent increase in both first and second doses.

Measuring the entire population of Northern B.C., 436,505 doses have been given, with 83 per cent having at least one dose and 76 per cent fully vaccinated.

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