|When it comes to new COVID cases the Smithers region|
now has the highest rate or reported cases per capita in the province
The epicentre for COVID in the Northwest, if not the province at the moment is clearly centred on the Bulkley Valley. With the Smithers region accounting for the second highest level of new COVID cases in all of the Northern Health region in the last seven days.
117 cases were reported from the Smithers area from the most recent report released yesterday. The Bulkley Valley community now an area for concern, trailing only the much larger population area of Prince George which recorded 247 cases in the most recent report of September 5 to 11.
The concerning numbers out of Smithers caught the attention of Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen on Wednesday who used his social media forum to outline his concerns.
On the North Coast, Prince Rupert had only two new cases to report over the last seven days, that makes for a decline of one from last weeks information release.
The full review across the region looks as follows:
Terrace -- 17 cases
Kitimat -- 3 cases
Central Coast -- 0 cases