COVID-19: 205 cases reported in northeastern British Columbia last week

According to the latest data from the BCCDC, 205 cases of COVID-19 were reported in northeastern British Columbia last week.

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

The number of cases in the northeast is down from last week, when 249 cases were reported.

In the Northern Health Region, there are 550 active cases, with 37 new cases reported on Wednesday. As of October 29, 82 patients had been reported in hospital, 24 in intensive care; updated figures for this week are not yet available from the BCCDC.

There have been at least 212 pandemic-related deaths in northern British Columbia, including nine deaths reported by the Department of Health this week.

According to the province, recoveries of COVID-19 in British Columbia have now exceeded 200,000. Of the 207,120 cases reported in the province to date, 200,220 people have recovered. That’s a recovery rate of 96.7%.

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

Walk-in immunization clinics continue at the 110th Avenue Public Health Unit. Walk-in clinics will also be held in Festival Square on November 5 and 6, November 12 and 13, November 19 and 20, and November 26 and 27.

For details on clinic hours in northeastern British Columbia, visit the Northern Health website.

Email Editor Matt Preprost at [email protected]

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