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Northern Health sees two COVID-19 deaths, 40 new cases in past day

The number of active cases are decreasing
COVID-19 vaccines are being administered across B.C.

Today B.C. is reporting 368 new cases of COVID-19, with 40 of those new cases in Northern Health.

Five new deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours with two occurring in Northern Health.

There are currently 3,020 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 213,694 people who tested positive have recovered.

Northern Health has now has 351 active cases, which decreased from yesterday’s total of 360, and is the lowest number of active cases among all the health authorities in the province.

Of the active cases in B.C., 284 individuals are in hospital and 97 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

In Northern Health specifically, the are 38 people hospitalized and 10 in critical care.

The province is reporting that 91.2 per cent or 4,227,853 of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 87.9 per cent or 4,076,211 received their second dose and 10 per cent 452,593 have received a third dose.

Also, 91.6 per cent or 3,962,145 of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 88.5 per cent or 3,826,335 have received their second dose and 10 per cent or 451,943 have received a third dose.

Carrier Sekani Family Services will be also hosting a drop-in COVID-19 and flu vaccination clinic to be held at the agency’s main office at 987 Fourth Ave. on Friday (Nov. 3).

The drop-in clinic is open to every aged 12 and older needing first, second or third shots of the COVID-19 or their seasonal flu shot.

The clinic runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and no appointments are necessary.