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More than 60 new COVID cases reported in Northern Health region on Thursday

No new COVID-related deaths reported in the north, following a deadly week
DNA image of COVID-19. (via Getty Images)

The B.C. Ministry of Health reported 66 new cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Health region on Thursday.

However, the number of active cases in the region dropped by one from Wednesday, to 414. 

No new COVID-related deaths were reported in the north on Thursday, in a week that has already seen 10 people in the region die from the pandemic. The pandemic has claimed the lives of 251 residents of the Northern Health region to date.

As of Thursday, 43 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in the region, according to data released by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. Of those cases, 17 people were listed in critical care.

Since the start of the pandemic there have been 17,359 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Health region, of which 16,663 people have recovered.

A total of 404,583 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Northern Health region, as of Thursday.

Throughout B.C. a total of 424 new COVID cases were reported on Thursday. There were 3,061 active cases in the province, of which 295 people were hospitalized – including 112 in intensive care.

As of Thursday, 91 per cent of eligible British Columbians (ages 12 and older) had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 87.5 per cent were fully vaccinated.

Between Nov. 17 and Nov. 23, the unvaccinated accounted for 55.1 per cent of new COVID-19 cases. And between Nov. 10 and Nov. 23, 68.5 of people hospitalized with COVID-19 were unvaccinated.