PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. -- New COVID numbers from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control show that the spread of the virus continues to remain high throughout the Northwest.

Terrace once again recorded the highest number of new cases in the region. From November 7th to 13th, the city's Local Health Area saw 63 new cases.

It's a high number, but also a decline from the previous week when 81 new cases were recorded.

Other hard-hit areas include Burns Lake with 40 new cases, Smithers with 33 and the Upper Skeena with 23.

Some rural areas with small populations recorded high case rates as well: the far northwest saw 9 new cases and the Nass Valley saw 8.

On the North Coast, case rates are lower: Prince Rupert saw ten new cases, while Kitimat recorded eight and Haida Gwaii had just one.

Further east, Nechako saw just 11 new cases. 

Vaccination rates for residents ages 12 and up, as of November 16th:

  • Kitimat: 100% for first doses, 93% for second doses
  • Nisga’a: 92% for first doses, 84% for second doses
  • Haida Gwaii: 90% for first doses, 84% for second doses
  • Prince Rupert: 90% for first doses, 83% for second doses
  • Snow Country – Stikine – Telegraph Creek: 90% for first doses, 81% for second doses
  • Terrace: 87% for first doses, 80% for second doses
  • Upper Skeena: 85% for first doses, 77% for second doses
  • Smithers: 80% for first doses, 73% for second doses
  • Burns Lake: 77% for first doses, 71% for second doses
  • Nechako: 75% for first doses, 68% for second doses