Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Prince Rupert now leads Northwest review of reported cases of COVID-19 from the BC CDC

This week's relay of local community COVID information from the BC CDC has marked a significant shift in the evolution of the coronavirus in the region. 

With Prince Rupert now taking over the position of the community with the most reported cases of COVID in a one week period, the first time since COVID arrived in British Columbia one year ago that the North Coast City has been in that position.

Prince Rupert's totals for the week of February 7 to 13 are listed at 55 reported positive cases of the coronavirus, the majority of them coming from the ongoing outbreak at Acropolis Manor and the month long  listings of reported exposures at School District 52.

The North Coast has edged Terrace out of the placement atop the list by eight cases for the latest reporting period which ended on Saturday. 

It marks the first time in many months that the Skeena Valley City was not listed as the location with the most cases per week to report.

The BC Centre for Disease Conrol shares data on a weekly basis culled from Local Health Authority reports, the other areas of the Northwest outside of Prince Rupert and Terrace continued to show varied levels from region to region.

Across the remainder of the Northwest, the cases reported from  February 7 to 13 were as follows.

Terrace -- 47 
Upper Skeena  -- 11
Bella Coola Valley --

Smithers --9
Haida Gwaii --
Snow Country/Stikine/Telegraph Creek -- 5
Nisga'a Region 
-- 4
Burns Lake -- 3
Nechako -- 1 

The Central Coast once again had no cases of COVID reported in the period, and for the first time in a number of months, the Kitimat area had no cases to report.

An area of the Northwest to keep a watch on for the next reporting period will be the listings for the Snow Country-Stikine-Telegraph Creek region. 

That as the current outbreak of COVID continues to show increased numbers for the BruceJack mine facility. The outbreak is one of considerable concern for the Tahltan Central Governent.

 Other charts and information from the BC CDC can be explored here.

You can review the latest information from the Public Health office Doctor Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix here.  

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