BC Health officials announced 89 new cases of COVID-19 today (Thursday), 3 of which are in Northern Health.

The province has reached 6,041 cases, including 167 in the North.

Currently, 1,175 cases are active, 34 of which are in hospital and 14 are in ICU.

There have been a whopping 547 new cases identified in the past week, 25 are from Northern Health.

Nearly 3,000 people are self-isolating, 4,446 people have recovered from the virus, and after 1 new death, the toll has reached 210.

There are no new community outbreaks, however, there have been two new health care outbreaks, one is in Fraser Health and the other is in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.

“The focus has returned to the Lower Mainland, where the majority of cases are being identified,” said Dr.Bonnie Henry.

The median age of those being diagnosed has gone down from the ’50s to 41, and there has also been a great increase in people aged 30-39 testing positive.

According to officials, the hospitalization rate has gone down as well, which indicates more younger people are testing positive.

BC is now conducting the highest number of tests per-day, as they are currently testing all symptomatic people, 4-5 thousand people are being tested each day.

On average, for every 100 tests that are done, two are positive.

“Today, we shared the latest modelling data,” adds Henry,”The data shows us that although we have been able to find our balance – keeping essential services and businesses going, while protecting our most vulnerable, we continue to have new cases and new clusters across the province.

Breakdown by Health Authority:

Vancouver Coastal – 2012 (+38)

Fraser – 3155 (+43)

Island – 178 (=)

Interior – 450 (+5)

North – 167 (+3)

Outside of Canada 79 (=)