VICTORIA — The number of people in hospital due to COVID-19 has dropped slightly in British Columbia.

The Health Ministry says in a statement Tuesday that there were 273 people in hospital and 46 in intensive care.

On Monday, 288 people were in hospital, while 48 were intensive care.

The ministry says one death related to COVID-19 was reported in the Northern Health region, bringing the total number of fatalities to 2,990.

There was one new health-care facility outbreak for a total of seven in the province.

The ministry says 91 per cent of residents aged 12 and over have received their second shot of a vaccine, while 57.5 per cent have had a third dose.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 29, 2022.

The Canadian Press