Northern Health Region adds 10 new cases Friday, Dawson Creek Rotary Manor outbreak

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health Region added 10 new cases Friday, Moving the active case count to 74. The…

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Northern Health Region added 10 new cases Friday, Moving the active case count to 74.

There are five people in hospital, four of whom are in critical care.

There were no COVID-19 deaths recorded Friday, keeping the regional total at 154.

Out of 7,751 cases in the region since last March, 7,522 have since recovered.

There were 4,064 vaccine doses given in the Northern Health Region on Friday, moving the total number of doses administered to 176,300.

The province added 180 cases Friday, moving the active case count to 1,880.

There are 162 people in hospital, 45 of whom are in critical care.

The province added one COVID-19 death Friday, bringing the total to 1,730.

Out of 146,176 confirmed cases in B.C., 142,526 have since recovered.

There were 70,478 shots given across B.C. on Friday, bringing the total number of doses given to 3,893,581.

On Friday, Northern Health Medical Health Officers have declared a COVID-19 outbreak on a single unit at Rotary Manor in Dawson Creek.

The declaration follows lab-confirmed cases among residents on the unit.

The outbreak is limited to the Special Care Unit-South. At the time of the declaration, testing has confirmed two cases. One of those cases has passed away, says a release.

The outbreak will be in place for at least 28 days.

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control updated the COVID-19 surveillance dashboard for the week of June 4th to 10th.

Peace River North had six cases per 100,000 population, Peace River South had three, and Fort Nelson had four cases per 100,000.

The Grand Forks Region had the highest case rate from June 4th to 10th with 13 cases per 100,000.

The over 12 vaccination coverage map, updated June 10th, shows Peace River North at 46 per cent, Peace River South at 47 per cent, and Fort Nelson at 50 per cent.

The over 18 vaccination coverage map shows Peace River North at 49 per cent, Peace River South at 50 per cent, and Fort Nelson at 54 per cent of residents with at least one dose.

The over 50 vaccination coverage map shows Peace River North at 65 per cent, Peace River South has 66 per cent coverage, and Fort Nelson has 67 per cent vaccine coverage.

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