The number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Health region is heading in a downward direction, an update from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control is showing.
As of midday Wednesday, the count stood at 14, compared to 45 nine days ago.
However, one new case was reported, increasing the running total for the region to 325 since the pandemic broke out. And one person remains in intensive care.
Province-wide, active cases stood at 1,387, up by three from Tuesday, while 3,042 people were under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, down by 47.
Cases in hospital totaled 72, up by one and of those 15 were in intensive care, down by one.
No new deaths were reported Wednesday.
In a joint statement, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and deputy health minister Stephen Brown urged caution and kindness heading heading into the long weekend.
"As we come up to Thanksgiving this weekend, it's important to remember while many things have changed and we have faced many challenges, we still have much to be thankful for.
"Let's show our gratitude by doing a small kindness for a friend, neighbour or family member. Reaching out virtually or by phone, helping with a small task or a sending a care package tells people in your life and community that you care. We're all in this together, and we have come this far by supporting each other while staying apart.
"Kindness counts. What we do today directly influences the well-being of our communities tomorrow, so let's continue to do our part to protect ourselves and each other - each day and every day."