Five new pandemic-related deaths were reported in B.C. on Thursday, including two in Northern Health.
There are 351 active cases of COVID-19 across the Northern Health region, the lowest among all the health authorities in the province. Thirty-eight people are hospitalized in the north, 10 in critical care. There have now been 257 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Northern B.C. since the pandemic began.
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.
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%.
A drop-in vaccination clinic for all ages runs Friday at the Fort St. John public health unit from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more details on clinic schedules in Northeast B.C., visit the Northern Health website.
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