Today's Local Health data release from the BC CDC shows that the concerns over the Northern Health region are quite valid, with communities along the Highway 16 corridor shaded in the darker colours of high case counts for the last seven days.
For Prince Rupert the week was once again a mostly positive one, with only five cases to report from the information period, that amount an increase of three from last week.
But travel ninety minutes east and the rising count of COVID is on display from the Terrace/Kitimat region through the Bulkley Valley and on to Prince George, with the North's largest city recording 280 new cases in the last seven days.
The full review across the region looks as follows:
Smithers -- 68 cases
Snow Country-Stikine- Telegraph Creek -- 3 cases
Nisga'a Region -- 1 case