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155 COVID-19 cases reported in Northeast B.C. last week

Between Sept. 19 to 25, there were 97 cases in the North Peace, 50 in the South Peace, and 8 in Fort Nelson
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There were 155 cases of COVID-19 reported in Northeast B.C. last week, according to the latest data from the BCCDC.

Between Sept. 19 to 25, there were 97 cases in the North Peace, 50 in the South Peace, and 8 in Fort Nelson, according to the weekly update.

Across the Northern Health region, there are 915 active cases, with 118 new cases reported Wednesday. Eighty-one patients were in hospital, 13 in critical care. One new death was also reported in the Northern Health region Wednesday.

A viral outbreak at the Fort St. John Hospital was declared to be over this week. Northern Health is continuing to manage new hospital outbreaks in Prince George and Hazelton.

There remains an outbreak at Site C, where there have been 92 lab-confirmed cases, according to Northern Health. As of Wednesday, Sept. 29, there were 24 active cases reported among the workforce, as well as 33 workers isolating at camp and 26 isolating at home.

Immunization progress

As of Sept. 28, there were 15,750 Fort St. John residents who had received a first dose of vaccine, up 438 week-over-week from Sept. 21. There were 12,955 residents who had received a second dose, up 378 from the week prior.

First dose vaccination rates in Fort St. John are now at 70%, the highest among all Peace Region communities. Second dose rates in the city are at 58%, also the highest among neighbouring communities.

In Dawson Creek, there were 8,694 of 13,519 residents who had received their first dose (64%), while 7,257 residents had received a second dose (54%).

In Chetwynd, there were 2,029 of 3,303 residents who had received their first dose (61%), while 1,602 residents had received a second dose (49%).

In Hudson’s Hope, there were 563 of 853 residents who had received their first dose (66%), while 490 residents had received a second dose (57%).

In Tumbler Ridge, there were 1,427 of 2,074 residents who had received their first dose (69%), while 1,188 residents had received a second dose (57%).

In Fort Nelson, there were 2,382 of 3,606 residents who had received their first dose (66%), while 1,972 residents had received a second dose (55%).

For more details on immunization clinics in northeast B.C., visit the Northern Health website


Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca