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COVID-19: 199 cases reported in Northeast B.C. last week

Second dose vax rates at 69% in Fort St. John
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There were 199 cases of COVID-19 reported in Northeast B.C. last week, according to the latest data from the BCCDC.

Between Nov. 7 to 13, there were 114 cases in the North Peace, 80 in the South Peace, and 5 in Fort Nelson.

Weekly case counts in the region are up from 167 reported last week, and down from a peak of 249 in mid-October.

Across the Northern Health region, there are 507 active cases, including 47 patients in hospital, 18 in critical care. Two deaths were reported in the region on Wednesday, with 238 deaths in the north now attributed to the pandemic.

Northern Health is continuing to monitor a viral outbreak at the Meadow House at the Peace Villa care home in Fort St. John, where six cases among staff and residents have been reported. 

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

  • Crescent Park Elementary - Nov. 2-5

  • Little Prairie Elementary - Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 1-4

  • Ecole Central Elementary - Oct. 29 and Nov. 1

  • Charlie Lake Elementary - Nov. 2-4

According to BCCDC data, of the 213,682 cases reported in B.C. to date, 207,779 people have recovered. That is a 97.2% recovery rate.

As of Nov. 16, first dose immunization rates in Fort St. John were at 78%, while second dose rates were up to 69%.

According to Northern Health's community immunization report, 58% of Fort St. John youth age 12 to 17 have been immunized with one dose of vaccine; 48% have received a second dose.

Earlier this week, the City of Fort St. John announced a vaccine mandate for city staff, contractors, and volunteers.

Drop-in immunization clinics continue at the Fort St. John public health unit this week, and at the festival plaza on Friday and Saturday. A drop-in clinic also runs Thursday at Totem Mall.

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

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Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca