Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Prince Rupert data from BC CDC shows much welcome drop in week to week reports of COVID from community outbreak

Finally after two and half months, there is some welcome news for the North Coast, with today's information release from BC CDC showing a drop of thirty three cases of COVID in this region from one week ago.

Today's report shows that Prince Rupert's totals for the week of March 21-27, listed at 80 reported positive cases of the coronavirus.  

A small sign, perhaps  that the community may finally be getting a hold on the expansive outbreak of the last two months.

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 earlier this month.

However while signs appear positive, earlier this week, the North Coast took note of a reminder that the challenges remain.

That as  Northern Health announced an outbreak at the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital, reinforcing the message that we need to continue to be aware of the health measures in place for the province.

For the rest of the Northwest, this week provides good news of declines in case counts across the region, with no increases to be found in any community west of Prince George.

Across the remainder of the Northwest, the cases reported from  March 21 to 27 were as follows.

Terrace -- 20
Upper Skeena  -- 17
Kitimat -- 13
Smithers --
Nisga'a Region -- 7
Haida Gwaii -- 5
Burns Lake -- 4 
Bella Coola Valley -- 1

The Central Coast, Snow Country-Stikine-Telegraph and Nechako regions all have 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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