It's a banner day for Prince Rupert today in the face of its work to reduce the COVID case count, with the community reaching the Zero cases recorded mark for this weeks review from the BC CDC.
The Report today for the period of May 16 to 22, marks the first time since the January 3-9, 2021 report that Prince Rupert area residents could look to the COVID map and find white space and the number Zero alongside the community name.
The arrival at Zero comes following some harrowing months for the region and the need for a community wide vaccination clinic to bring the explosion of cases of March under control.
And while there is a sense of relief to be found from the numbers today, the map does offer a reminder that the need to be aware and remain in sync with health care measures is still needed, that as case counts rise in other areas of the Northwest this week.
Across the remainder of the Northwest, the cases reported from May 9- May 15 were as follows.
Smithers -- 10
Nechako -- 8
Upper Skeena -- 2
Bella Coola Valley --1
For the rest of the Northwest the totals are Zero in Kitimat, Haida Gwaii, Burns Lake, the Central Coast, and Snow Country-Stikine-Telegraph. all had no cases to report.
Other charts and information from the BC CDC can be explored here.