Friday, July 29, 2022

BC CDC COVID review notes increases for Prince Rupert, Terrace for current reporting period

BC CDC Data for the week of Jul 17-23

While there continues to be a concerning uptick of COVID reports for many communities in the province, the numbers remain low across Northwest British Columbia, with all communities in the single digits or at zero from the most recent listings.

This week's report from the BC CDC for the period of July 17-23  continues to show low reports of COVID from the reporting agency. But there are some increases to make note of once again. 

The numbers showing an increase for the two largest population centres of the region Terrace  up one case this week with a total of five,  while and Prince Rupert jumped from 1 case to five for the current reporting period. 

The remainder of the Northwest and Central coast held close to last weeks results.

The highest numbers listed in Northern British Columbia's continue to come from its largest community, with Prince George recording a case count of 28 in the period which is a decrease of one in case reports from last week.

The full review across the region for the week of July 10-16  from the BC CDC looks as follows:

Terrace --  5 cases
Prince Rupert -- 5 cases
Nechako --  3 cases
Burns Lake --  3 cases
Haida Gwaii -- 2 cases
Snow Country-Stikine-Telegraph Creek --  2 cases
Smithers -- 1 case
Bella Coola Valley -- 1 case
Central Coast --  1 case
Upper Skeena --  0 cases
Kitimat -- 0 cases
Nisga'a Region --  0 cases

The Provincial Data Review shows some lessening of the summer wave for the coronavirus from a week ago and looks as follows:

921 New Cases (down from last week), with 401 hospitalized ( down from last week ),  35 in Critical Care ( up from last week ) and 29 new deaths from COVID reported (also up from a week ago). 

The total number of deaths in BC since the start of the coronavirus is 3,908 to date.

There have been 378,291 cases of COVID recorded in the province since the arrival of the pandemic

As of July 21st the Province had distributed 13,032,924 first, second or booster shots of the COVID Vaccine, with a fourth booster program for specific groups underway.

The wider fall Booster program is to start in the fall with residents being advised by email of the timeline.

Thursday's provincial report lists  62 new cases of COVID for the Northern Health region for the reporting week, an increase from seven days ago, which continues a trend in recent weeks. 

That makes for a total of 30,657 cases recorded since the start of the pandemic.

Of note an increase in hospitalizations while those cases in critical care remained much the same as much of the summer so far.

For the Northern Health Region, 11 patients are listed as in hospital ( up from last week ) , with 2 noted as in Critical Care ( am increase from last week ) , the Northern Health regionr ecorded  3 deaths in this last week.

The Northern Health total of deaths attributed to COVID is listed as 360 since the start of the pandemic.

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

COVID review for July 28
British Columbia wide 

COVID review for July 29
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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