The two high profile outbreaks of COVID 19 have painted the BC CDC map a dark shade of red in Prince Rupert for the first time since the data has been made public, with the report of data collected from January 17 to 23 now noting 38 cases of COVID-recorded in the community during that period.
The Prince Rupert surge comes from the ongoing outbreaks at the Acropolis Manor Long Term Care facility which hosts the largest volume of case reports. as well as from the classrooms of School District 52 in the city.
Still, despite the dramatic increase for Prince Rupert, the community still is not atop the findings across the Northwest for the week of data review, with Terrace once again the hot zone for COVID in the Northwest with 59 cases noted from January 17-23
The BC Centre for Disease shares data on a weekly basis culled from Local Health Authority reports and while the results for Prince Rupert and Terrace are concerning, during the data collection period, other areas of the Northwest show some moderation from past results.
Across the remainder of the Northwest, the cases reported from January 17-23 were as follows.
Terrace -- 59
Kitimat -- 18
Smithers -- 16
Bella Coola Valley -- 12
Nechako -- 12
Burns Lake -- 11
Nisga'a Region -- 9
Upper Skeena -- 3
Snow Country-Stikine-Telegraph Creek --3
Haida Gwaii -- 1
The Central Coast once again this week had no cases of COVID reported in the period.
The most recent monthly update (as of December 31st, 2020) from the BC CDC can be reviewed here.
Other charts and information from the BC CDC can be explored here.