Wednesday, March 24, 2021

A Positive sign from weekly COVID Data, but numbers remain high for Prince Rupert at 113 for period of March 14-20

The BC CDC COVID results for March 14-20

With the community wide vaccination program having come and gone, with reports of close to 8,000 residents vaccinated through the week. 

All that is left now for community residents is to hold to their COVID related measures of social distance, mask wearing and such and to watch for the weekly totals to see how the community fares when it comes to reports of new cases.

And for this week at least, there is not much change to report, with the city retaining its placement atop the weekly review of positive case counts of COVID-19 for Northwestern British Columbia for the sixth consecutive week.

From today's data, the numbers remain worrisome with the continued increase week by week, as the Prince Rupert area continues to outpace all of the communities of the region by a rather stark volume.

Prince Rupert's totals for the week of March 14-20 are listed at 113 reported positive cases of the coronavirus.  

A slight decrease of four from the week before, making for perhaps a small sign that the tide may soon be turning for the community.

For much of the last six weeks, Prince Rupert results have remained stubbornly high, which led to one of the factors in the decision to host the community wide vaccination clinic last week.

For the rest of the Northwest, four areas while much lower than Prince Rupert's numbers, still show concerning results worth watching, with Smithers and Kitimat showing a sudden spike from the week before. 

Across the remainder of the Northwest, the cases reported from  March 14 to 20 were as follows.

Terrace -- 29
Upper Skeena  -- 20
Kitimat -- 20
Smithers -- 19
Bella Coola Valley -- 17
Haida Gwaii -- 5
Nisga'a Region 
-- 4
Burns Lake -- 3 
Snow Country-Stikine-Telegraph Creek -- 2
Nechako -- 1 

The Central Coast once again reported no cases this week from the data review. 

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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