BC health officials to provide a COVID-19 update as ICU numbers approach critical levels LIVE

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B.C.’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, and Health Minister Adrian Dix are set to provide an update on COVID-19 in the province Tuesday.

They will speak at 11:30 a.m. PT

Over the weekend, B.C. recorded 1,692 new cases of the virus.

However, the number of people in hospitals and intensive care units also took a big leap.

Nine more people were admitted to hospitals for a total of 307 in the province. Of those people, 20 more were admitted to intensive care units, where there are now 156 people receiving critical care.

Of the 156 people in the ICU, 139 are unvaccinated and 35 are under 50 years old and unvaccinated. Ninety-nine patients in the ICU are on ventilators.

Hospitals in the Northern Health region continue to be an area of concern in the province as the case numbers keep going up.

On average, there are about 115 cases a day being recorded in that region, according to numbers provided by the province.

There are 20 patients in that region who are in the ICU, which is an increase of six in only one day.

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