Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Significant Spike in COVID numbers for many Northwest communities

Local Health Authority COVID review by region 
for January 2 -- January 8

The Wednesday data release from the BC CDC, culling data from the week of January 2 to January 8, has delivered the first big surge for the Northwest as we enter the Omicron phase of the coronavirus.

For the week of this report, Smithers once again dominates the findings, inching up their count once again with 196 cases of COVID reported for the period from January 2-8 , while Kitimat only saw an increase of 2 cases to 63 cases recorded from this reporting period.

Terrace has also seen a significant jump in the period, marking 109 up from  54 cases of COVID last week.

Prince Rupert also saw a sharp increase from 24 cases seven days ago, to 72 in the current period.

The full review across the region for the week of January 2 to January 8  from the BC CDC looks as follows:

Smithers -- 196 cases
Terrace -- 109 cases
Prince Rupert -- 72 cases
Kitimat --  63 cases
Nechako -- 62 cases 
Burns Lake -- 31 cases
Burns Lake -- 31 cases
Central Coast -- 30 cases
Upper Skeena --  28 cases
Haida Gwaii -- 27 cases
Snow Country-Stikine- Telegraph Creek --  13cases
Bella Coola Valley --  5 cases
Nisga'a Region -- N/A

Wednesday's provincial report lists  222 new cases of COVID for Northern Health,  with 1,116 Active cases

With the case count now jumping in exponential numbers, the focus turns to the key indicators of impact on the health care system, that of admissions for hospitalization and those in critical care

For the Northern Health Region in total as of Wednesday, 13 patients are listed as in hospital with   3 noted as in Critical Care.

Charts for British Columbia as a whole and for 
the Northern Health Region from the BC CDC for January 512

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


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