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Two dozen new COVID cases reported in northern B.C over long weekend

The number of active coronavirus cases increased to 43
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The Northern Health region had 24 new cases of COVID-19 over the long weekend, according to data released by the B.C. Ministry of Health.
As of Tuesday, there were 43 active cases in the region, the ministry reported on Tuesday. Two people in the north were hospitalized with COVID and listed in critical care by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control on Tuesday.
The new cases in the Northern Health region were among 742 new cases reported in B.C. between Friday and Tuesday. More than half of those cases, 395 in total, were linked to outbreaks in the Interior Health region.
Of the 1,544 active cases in B.C. on Tuesday, 847 were in the Interior region.
One new COVID-related death was reported in the province over the long weekend, bringing B.C.’s death toll from the pandemic to 1,772, including 158 residents of the Northern Health region.
Since the start of the pandemic there have been 150,631 cases of COVID-19 in B.C., including 7,862 in the Northern Health region.
As of Tuesday, 81.4 per cent of eligible British Columbians (ages 12 and up) had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 67.3 per cent were fully vaccinated. 
As of Monday, 74 per cent of eligible people in the Prince George local health area had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 58 per cent were fully vaccinated, according to B.C. CDC data.
A total of 6.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., including 300,815 in the Northern Health region.