Wednesday, April 21, 2021

One month following vaccination clinic shows a tide has turned for Prince Rupert's COVID count, while Terrace numbers back on the rise

The Northwest weekly COVID data  results have once again
brought welcome news with a drop to only 3 cases of COVID for
Prince Rupert reported for the week  of April 11 to 17 

The powerful impact of COVID vaccines is on display today from the latest release from the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control; with the data review for the week showing that just one month after the mass vaccination program in Prince Rupert, some dramatic results have been realized.

Today's data release from the British Columbia CDC shows a significant decrease of 42 case reports of COVID from just one week ago, with today's count listed at just 3 reported cases of COVID.

To put that into perspective, two weeks ago Prince Rupert had been listed with 72 cases, while one month Prince Rupert's high mark came with the March 17th report which noted 117 cases.

And while Prince Rupert residents can exhale a bit, there is still work to be done to continue to keep the positive results current and building, that as the virus continues to rise and fall in the region.

Terrace has once agin become the area of concern, with 29 cases reported this week from the BC CDC that is up from last week

As for the rest of the Northwest, this week provides mostly good news of declines in case counts across the region, with slight changes to be found for communities west of Prince George.

Across the remainder of the Northwest, the cases reported from  April 11-18 were as follows.

Terrace -- 29
Kitimat -- 11 
Smithers -- 9
Nechako  -- 9 
Nisga'a Region -- 5
Bella Coola Valley -- 2
Burns Lake - 1
Haida Gwaii -1
Upper Skeena  -- 1

The Central Coast and Snow Country-Stikine-Telegraph Creek regions,  both 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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