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COVID-19: 205 cases reported in Northeast B.C. last week

Provincial recovery rate at 96.6%

There were 205 cases of COVID-19 reported in Northeast B.C. last week, according to the latest data from the BCCDC.

Between Oct. 24 to 30, there were 101 cases in the South Peace, 91 in the North Peace, and 13 in Fort Nelson.

Case numbers in the northeast are down from last week, when 249 cases were reported.

Across the Northern Health region, there are 616 active cases, with 37 new cases reported Wednesday and 159 new cases reported Thursday. There are 61 patients in hospital, 18 in critical care.

On Thursday, Northern Health declared an outbreak at the Meadow House at Peace Villa. Testing has identified three residents and three staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.

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

  • Bert Ambrose Elementary - October 26-28;

  • Charlie Lake Elementary - October 14-15, 18-22, and 25-26;  

  • Chetwynd Secondary - October 15, 20-22, and 25-28

There have been at least 212 deaths linked to the pandemic in Northern B.C., with nine deaths reported by the Ministry of Health this week.

According to the province, COVID-19 recoveries in B.C. have now surpassed 200,000. Of the 207,716 cases reported in the province to date, 200,749 people have recovered. That is a 96.6% recovery rate.

As of Nov. 2, first dose immunization rates in Fort St. John were up to 77%. Second dose rates were up to 66%.

Drop-in immunization clinics continue at the public health unit on 110 Avenue. Drop-in clinics will also run at the festival plaza on Nov. 5 and 6, Nov. 12 and 13, Nov. 19 and 20, and Nov. 26 and 27.

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

[Eds. Note: Article updates to note outbreak at Peace Villa; updated case numbers and hospitalizations for Thursday; and recent school exposure notices from Northern Health.]

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