Thursday, September 23, 2021

COVID cases creeping up again in Prince Rupert, while numbers climb in Northwest

The Local Health Area data release from the BC CDC
for the week of September 12-18

As Health officials keep a close watch on the pace of COVID case reports across the Northern Health Authority and surges of patients in many communities, residents of the Northwest are once again reviewing the weekly notes with some renewed interest.

This week's reports from the BC CDC notes of cases of COVID on the rise in the Prince Rupert area over the last seven days, with 6 cases now making for the count for Prince Rupert for the period of September 12 to 18.

The weekly review which was released on Wednesday, also notes that the case counts are rising for both Terrace and Kitimat which have seen increases in the reporting period

Smithers still leads the totals for the Northwest, but their numbers at 74 for the last seven days are down significantly from the 117 of last

The full review across the region looks as follows:

Smithers -- 74 cases
Nechako --  69 cases
Terrace --
 23 cases
Upper Skeena -- 17 cases
Burns Lake --
 15 cases
Kitimat -- 12 cases
Bella Coola Valley -- 9 cases
Prince Rupert -- 6 cases
Nisga'a Region -- 3 cases
Snow Country-Stikine- Telegraph Creek -- 0 cases
Haida Gwaii -- 0 cases
Central Coast --
 0 cases

Wednesday's provincial report lists 62 new cases for Northern Health, 849 Active cases.

There are currently 64 residents of the North hospitalized from COVID, with 21 listed as requiring Critical Care.

Earlier this week Health Minister Adrian Dix outlined the scale of patient transfers that have been taking place with patients from the Northern Health Authority being sent to hospitals in the Greater Vancouver and Vancouver Island for treatment.

The movement of patients required as hospitals in areas heavily impacted by rising COVID rates, including Smithers, continue to feel the stresses of unvaccinated patients filling up their facilities.

BC CDC COVID data results for Wednesday September 22, 2021

The full report from the Province for Wednesday can be reviewed here.  

The larger BC CDC Data release is available here.

Past information statements on COVID and other notes on the Northwest response can be reviewed from our archive page.

No comments:

Post a Comment