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Northern Health continues to see no COVID-19 Variant of Concern cases

(Files by Dione Wearmouth-MyPGNow)

Provincial Health Officer, Dr.Bonnie Henry says identifying where COVID-19 Variant of Concern (VOC) has been an issue for about 25% of the identified VOC cases.

However, Henry confirmed Northern Health has not yet seen a VOC yet, as most of them are being identified in the Lower Mainland.

There is 16 active COVID-19 VOC cases after 46 new were identified today.

Northern Health saw 46 of the 564 total new cases of COVID-19 in BC, accounting for about 8% of the new cases.

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There were 36 new cases announced today in Interior Health.

Across the province, there are now 4,743 active cases with 448 people battling the virus in the hospital; 63 of whom are in ICU.

76,289 people have recovered and currently, 8,659 people are under active public health monitoring.

4 more people have died in BC, 2 of those deaths were confirmed to be people battling a VOC case, BC’s death toll is now 1,376.

Breakdown by Region:

Northern: 4,344 (+46)

Interior: 7,521 (+36)

Vancouver: 18,461 (+168)

Fraser: 48,381 (279)

Vancouver Island: 2,484 (+35)

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