Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Significant drop in Prince Rupert's weekly COVID case count; 27 cases of COVID reported from April 4-10

The Northwest weekly COVID data  results continue to improve,
with Prince Rupert's numbers now down
to 27 cases for the week  of April 4 to 10 

After more than four months, Prince Rupert residents can perhaps take a tentative breath that the worst of the arrival of COVID may finally be in our rear view mirror.

Today's data release from the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control shows a significant decrease of 45 case reports of COVID from just one week ago, when the mark registered at 72 case reports. 

Today's count was listed at 27 cases for the reporting week of April 4 to 10, a mark which still has Prince Rupert at the top of the case count results for all communities west of Prince George, but is certainly a far cry from where we were in the volume of cases just a month ago.

Prince Rupert's high mark of the arrival of the coronavirus was the report of March 17 which noted 117 cases from the week of reports.

And while North Coast residents can exhale a bit, we still need to keep our guard up and continue to follow the range of measures in place towards the response to the coronavirus, which continues to expand its pace across the province a surge that has been accelerated by a growing list of variant cases that remain concerning in the more populated southern parts of the province.

As for the rest of the Northwest, this week provides 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  March 28 to April 3 were as follows.

Terrace -- 14
Kitimat -- 12 
Smithers -- 10 
Upper Skeena  -- 6
Bella Coola Valley -- 4
Nisga'a Region 
-- 3

Nechako  -- 2

The Central Coast, Snow Country-Stikine-Telegraph, Burns Lake and Haida Gwaii 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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