Northern Health has recorded an additional five cases of Covid-19, marking 278 in the region.

The North also has 38 active cases.

Across the province, 148 infections were reported, as BC now has 8,543 cases.

Of the active cases, 1371 are active, with 61 people in hospital and 20 in ICU.

Two more individuals have died from the virus, 229 people have passed away since the onset of the pandemic.

There are 14 ongoing outbreaks in the BC healthcare system.

“There are 3,417 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 6,917 people who tested positive have recovered,” says Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.

“There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Banfield Pavilion and the outbreak at OPAL by Element assisted-living facility has been declared over. In total, nine long-term care or assisted-living facilities and five acute-care facilities have active outbreaks,” she added.

REGION BREAKDOWN:

278 (+5) – Northern Health

520 (+5)  – Interior Health

3,094 -(+78)- Vancouver Coastal Health

4,361 (+59) – Fraser Health

203 (=) – Island Health

87 (+1) – Outside of Canada