Friday, July 22, 2022

Drop for COVID numbers for most communities in Northwest BC

BC CDC Data for the week of Jul 10-16

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 10-16  continues to show low reports of COVID from the reporting agency. But there are some increases to make note of. 

The numbers showing a dip for the two largest population centres of the region Terrace area down from 7 cases last week to 4 this and Prince Rupert from 6 to 1 among the 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 29 in the period which is a decrease of three 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 --  4 cases
Nechako --  3 cases
Smithers -- 2 cases
Bella Coola Valley -- 1 case
Haida Gwaii -- 1 case
Burns Lake --  1 cases
Upper Skeena --  1 case
Central Coast --  1 case
Prince Rupert -- 1 case
Kitimat -- 0 cases
Nisga'a Region --  0 cases
Snow Country-Stikine-Telegraph Creek --  0 cases

The Provincial Data Review shows some strong indications of a summer wave for the coronavirus and looks as follows:

1,044 New Cases (up from last week), with 406 hospitalized ( up from last week ),  30 in Critical Care ( up from last week ) and 21 new deaths from COVID reported (a decline from a week ago). 

The total number of deaths in BC since the start of the coronavirus is 3,788 to date.

There have been 3777,372 cases of COVID recorded in the province since the arrival of the pandemic

As of July 21st the Province had distributed 13,016,884 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  50 new cases of COVID for the Northern Health region for the reporting week, a decline from seven days ago, which continues a trend in recent weeks. 

That makes for a total of 30,594 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, 8 patients are listed as in hospital ( down from last week ) , with  none noted as in Critical Care ( same as last week ) , the Northern Health region once again recorded  0 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 21
British Columbia wide 

COVID review for July 21
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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