Prince Rupert and region has hit zero cases of lab-confirmed COVID-19, a number that has been seen only once since last November, according to the BC Centre of Disease Control epidemiological mapping for the week of June 13 to 19.
However, neighbouring Terrace has one case of the virus for the same week, while Haida Gwaii, Kitimat, Nisga’a, Smithers and all the way to Prince George also have zero cases. Prince George reported in the single digits with just seven cases.
With cases reducing in the Northern Health Region, the community vaccine clinic being held at the Jim Ciccone Centre will be winding down earlier than first anticipated. The clinic’s last day was June 30, instead of the originally announced July 9. Anyone who has booked appointments for after June 30 will be contacted to rebooked, the Northern Health social media page states.
Throughout the whole of the Northern Health region, as of June 25, there are currently 49 active cases of the coronavirus with six patients in hospital, and four in intensive care. There have been 155 deaths in the health authority’s jurisdiction with 7,595 cases recovered.
Province-wide there are 1,096 active cases, with 108 in hospital, 37 of which are in critical care as of the June 25 information posted on the BC CDC website.
K-J Millar | Journalist
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