PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. -- The latest update on COVID-19 numbers in Northwest B.C. shows some shifting patterns in where cases are declining and where they're growing.

Terrace appears to be the new hotspot for the virus. From October 31st to November 6th, it reported 81 new cases. In comparison, it reported 61 new cases from October 24th to 30th.

Other areas that saw increases include the Snow Country - Stitike - Telegraph Creek aggregate, which had 8 cases last week; Nechako, with 20 new cases; and Nisga'a, with 18 new cases.

Most other regions saw declines from the previous week.

Prince Rupert saw 11 new cases last week, down from 21 new cases in the week before.

Smithers reported 31 new cases -- down from 54 new cases in the previous reporting period. Upper Skeena reported 12 new cases and Burns Lake saw 16.

Notably, Kitimat reported 12 new cases from Oct. 24th to 30th, but it had just one new case from Oct. 30th to Nov. 6th.

Haida Gwaii only saw one new case for the second week in a row.

Vaccination rates:

  • Kitimat: 100% for first doses, 91% for second doses.
  • Nisga’a: 91% for first doses, 84% for second doses.
  • Haida Gwaii: 90% for first doses, 84% for second doses.
  • Prince Rupert: 89% for first doses, 83% for second doses.
  • Terrace: 86% for first doses, 79% for second doses.
  • Upper Skeena: 84% for first doses, 77% for second doses.
  • Smithers: 80% for first doses, 72% for second doses.
  • Burns Lake: 77% for first doses, 71% for second doses.
  • Nechako: 75% for first doses, 67% for second doses.