Wednesday's data release from the BC CDC, provides some numerical evidence that the peak of Omicron may have come and gone for most Northwest communities, with three of the largest population centres all showing declines in the last seven days from significant levels of last week.
Smithers while still atop the COVID listings for another week with 131 cases saw a decline of 162 cases from this week compared to last; Terrace as well dropped 35 cases from 116 to 81 in the reporting period.
Prince Rupert also saw a drop, with 20 fewer cases reported this week making for a total of 70 for the week.
Kitimat, Haida Gwaii and Snow Country-Stikine-Telegraph Creek saw decreases but not quite as large as others.
There are however still some areas of concern in the region, Nechako, Upper Skeena and Central Coast have all seen increased counts for the reporting period.
The full review across the region for the week of January 16 to January 22 from the BC CDC looks as follows:
Terrace -- 81 cases
Upper Skeena -- 34 cases