51 COVID-19 cases reported in Prince Rupert last week, 27 in Haida Gwaii

Joshua Azizi


Five local health areas in Northwest BC currently have the highest per capita rates of new confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout the province, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.

51 cases of the virus were found in Prince Rupert from February 14th to 20th, and 36 were found in Terrace.

Case counts are also rising in Haida Gwaii, as the region recorded 26 new cases in this period.

7 new cases were reported in Upper Skeena, which consists of the area around Hazelton, and 5 were reported in Nisga'a.

Fortunately, rates of new cases are lower in other parts of the Northwest.

Nechako saw four new cases of the virus. Smithers, Burns Lake, and the Snow Country-Stikine-Telegraph Creek area each saw just one new case.

For the second week in a row, no new cases were reported in Kitimat.

The Northwest BC Health Service Delivery Area also continues to have the highest rate of new COVID-19 infections in the province.

New cases broken down by region, February 14th -20th:

Burns Lake: 1
Kitimat: 0
Haida Gwaii: 26
Nechako: 4 
Nisga'a: 5
Prince Rupert: 51
Smithers: 1
Snow Country - Stikine - Telegraph Creek: 1
Terrace: 36
Upper Skeena: 7

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