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COVID-19: 102 cases reported in Northeast B.C. last week

First dose vax rates hit 80% in Fort St. John, second dose rates move up to 72%
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COVID-19 cases in Northeast B.C. continue to trend downward, with 102 cases reported in the region last week. 

Between Nov. 21 to 27, there were 58 cases in the North Peace, 38 in the South Peace, and 6 in Fort Nelson, according to the latest data from the BCCDC.

Weekly case counts in the northeast are down from 140 reported last week, and down from a peak of 249 in mid-October.

COVID-19 Cases in Northeast B.C.

(Weekly case data from Sept. 12 to Nov. 27):

  • Sept. 12-18: 160
  • Sept. 19-25: 155
  • Sept. 26-Oct. 2: 208
  • Oct. 3-9: 218
  • Oct. 10-16: 185
  • Oct. 17-23: 249
  • Oct. 24-30: 205
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 6: 167
  • Nov. 7-13: 199
  • Nov. 14-20: 140
  • Nov. 21-27: 102

First dose vaccination rates in Fort St. John hit the 80% mark as of Nov. 30, while second dose rates moved up to 72% from the previous week. A total of 138 first doses and 280 second doses were given since the last report on Nov. 23.

Sixty per cent of Fort St. John youth age 12 to 17 have been immunized with one dose of vaccine; 52% have received a second dose.

First dose immunizations in the rural North Peace are at 55%, while second dose immunizations are at 50%.

Northern Health is continuing to monitor a viral outbreak at the Meadow House at the Peace Villa care home in Fort St. John, where one resident recently died.

Northern Health has posted recent school exposures in the Peace Region, including:

  • North Peace Secondary - Nov. 16-18

  • Crescent Park Elementary - Nov. 2-5

Across Northern B.C., there were 38 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Northern Health region as of Wednesday, including eight in critical care.

Drop-in vaccination clinics continue for all ages at the Fort St. John public health unit Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more details on clinic schedules in Northeast B.C., visit the Northern Health website.

Read the full community immunization report below:

Northern B.C. COVID-19 Immunization Coverage - Nov. 30, 2021 by AlaskaHighwayNews on Scribd


Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca