VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health region added 179 cases on Wednesday, moving the active case count to 750.

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

There were no COVID-19 deaths recorded on Wednesday, keeping the regional total at 276.

Out of 119,706 cases since March 2020, 18,652 have recovered.

Another 1,573 vaccine doses were given, bringing the total dose count to 426,165. Of those, 186,394 are second doses and 36,707 are other doses.

British Columbia added 3,798 cases on Wednesday, moving the active case count to 29,967.

There are 317 people in hospital, 83 of whom are in critical care.

No COVID-19 deaths were recorded in all of B.C. Wednesday, keeping the provincial total at 2,427.

Out of 270,508 cases recorded since the spring of 2020, 237,195 have since recovered.

There were 41,463 vaccine doses given across the province Wednesday, bringing the total dose count to 9,502,325. Of those, 4,119,439 are second doses and 998,532 are other doses.

As of Wednesday, 88.3 per cent of eligible British Columbians five and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 83 per cent have two doses.

Fort St. John’s community vaccination rate for second doses went up one per cent in the last week, now sitting at 75 per cent.

The first dose rate is unchanged since last week, still at 82 per cent. The third dose rate went up by 3 points to 13 per cent.

The vaccination coverage rate for children 5-11 years old in Fort St. John sits at 16 per cent, a two per cent increase from last week.

Hudson’s Hope leads the northeast region with 27 per cent of its residents having three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.