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NOTE: The numbers of total and new cases are provisional due to a delayed data refresh and will be verified once confirmed.

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health region added 39 cases on Wednesday, moving the active case count to 195.

There are 11 people in hospital, five of whom are in critical care.

One COVID-19 death was recorded Wednesday, raising the regional total to 273.

Out of 18,343 cases since last March, 17,868 have since recovered.

Another 1,164 vaccine doses were given Wednesday, bringing the total dose count to 417,963. Of those, 185,707 are second doses and 30,355 are other doses.

B.C. added 1,474 new cases Wednesday, moving the active case count to 7,253.

There are 187 people in hospital, 71 of whom are in critical care.

The province reported six COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, bringing the provincial total to 2,409.

Since last spring, 231,117 cases have been recorded and 221,280 have since recovered.

Another 28,412 vaccine doses were given Wednesday to bring B.C.’s total dose count to 9,219,326. Of those, 4,105,071 are second doses and 764,851 are other doses.

As of Wednesday, 87.6 per cent of eligible residents five and older have a single shot, and 82.7 per cent have both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Northern Health has added a date for vaccine clinics over the holidays.

On December 30th, the Fort St. John Health Unit will be open for COVID-19 vaccinations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The clinic is open for all eligible residents five and older.

Northern Health updated the community immunization coverage chart for Northern British Columbia, and Fort St. John is the only community with over 81 per cent first dose coverage. The second dose coverage rate is 75 per cent, and the third dose rate is 10 per cent.

For children aged 5 to 11, Fort St John has increased its coverage by three per cent since last week, currently sitting at 15 per cent.

Compiling all of Northern B.C., 83 per cent have one dose and 78 per cent have both doses.

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