Friday, June 24, 2022

Few changes found in weekly COVID update from BC CDC

BC CDC Data for the week of June 12-18

In what has been a pattern over the last few weeks, the latest results on COVID reports from the BC CDC continues to be encouraging across the Northwest, with a number of communities marking zero on the weekly chart.

This week's report for the period of June 12 -18 saw Upper Skeena, Nisga'a, Snow Country-Stikine, Nechako, Bella Coola Valley, Central Coast, Haida Gwaii and Burns Lake all record no cases of COVID for the survey period.

The numbers for all other regions f the Northwest are in single digits, with Prince Rupert back among the ranks with a single COVID case report after having reached zero last week.

The highest numbers listed in Northern British Columbia's continue to come from its largest community, with Prince George recording a case count of 29 in the period which is an increase of five case reports from last week.

The full review across the region for the week of June 12-18  from the BC CDC looks as follows:

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

The Provincial Data Review looks as follows:

642 New Cases (down from last week), with 273 hospitalized (slight decrease), 28 in Critical Care (an increase from a week ago) and 26 new deaths from COVID reported (also a decline). 

The total number of deaths in BC since the start of the coronavirus is 3,722 to date.

There have been 373,974 cases of COVID recorded in the province since the arrival of the pandemic

As of June 23 the Province had distributed 12,676,324 first, second or booster shots of the COVID Vaccine, with a fourth booster program for specific groups underway.

Thursday's provincial report lists  41 new cases of COVID for the Northern Health region for the reporting week, a decline from seven days ago. 

That makes for a total of 30,414 cases recorded since the start of the pandemic.

Of note again, this week is the decline in hospitalizations and those in critical care.

For the Northern Health Region in total as of Thursday,  patients are listed as in hospital (down from last week) , with four noted as in Critical Care ( an increase from zero a week ago) , the Northern Health region recorded  4 deaths this week (an increase of one from seven days ago).

The Northern Health total of deaths attributed to COVID is listed as 356 since the start of the pandemic, which is the same number recorded a week ago.

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

COVID review for June 23
British Columbia wide 

COVID review for June 23
Northern Health Region

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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