Thursday, March 24, 2022

COVID reports indicate jump in cases for Prince Rupert, Kitimat, most other communities see little in the way of change

Data from BC CDC indicates a rise in case counts
for Prince Rupert and Kitimat from the most 
reent reporting period

Data from the BC CDC shows little change in the totals for COVID cases for much of the Northwest, with only two communities marking an increase of note for the reporting period.

This week's data  for the period of March 13-19 indicated that most communities in the Northwest had held to their levels of last week, while two communities saw a slight increase in the reports of positive cases of COVID.

The results for Prince Rupert provided for a near doubling from that of a week ago, with 11 cases recorded in the current period.

Smithers also recorded a slight increase up to 13 from  the 9 cases recorded one week ago.

The full review across the region for the week of March 13-19  from the BC CDC looks as follows:

Terrace -- 22 cases
Kitimat --  13 cases
Nechako --   11 cases
Prince Rupert -- 11 cases
Smithers -- cases
Upper Skeena --  6 cases
Nisga'a Region --  3 case
Burns Lake --  2 cases
Snow Country-Stikine-Telegraph Creek --  2 cases
Haida Gwaii --  2 cases
Bella Coola Valley --  1 cases
Central Coast -- 0 cases

Something to watch for from the release of date next week will be the impact of a COVID exposure advisory from this month's Hoobiyee celebration in the Nass Valley and if that translates into a jump in numbers in the next reporting period.

Wednesday's provincial report lists  43 new cases of COVID for the Northern Health region, that makes for an increase of 20 cases from a week ago.

For the Northern Health Region in total as of Wednesday, 21 patients are listed as in hospital which is a decrease of 14 from last week,  with  8 noted as in Critical Care, which is an increase of two from a week ago.

COVID review for March 23
Northern Health Region

COVID review for March 23
All of British Columbia

The  breakdown of hospitalizations by community in the Northern Health region is not included in the data release information.

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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