Northeast B.C. reported 234 COVID-19 cases last week

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Northeast BC recorded 234 COVID-19 cases last week, according to recent BC Centre for Di…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Northeast BC recorded 234 COVID-19 cases last week, according to recent BC Centre for Disease Control data.

Between January 16th to 22nd, Peace River North reported 105 cases, Peace River South had 107, and Fort Nelson recorded 22.

As of January 26th, 23,929 cases have been reported in the Northern Health region since the onset of the pandemic.

There are 33 in hospital and eight people in critical care.

A total of 493,109 vaccine doses have been administered in the region.

As of January 25th, the vaccination rate for North Peace residents over 12 years old with their first dose remains at 76 per cent from last week. For second doses, the rate is up to 71 per cent, and 23 per cent have received their booster.

For South Peace residents, 72 per cent received their first dose, 76 per cent got their second dose, and 25 per cent received a booster so far.

Totem Mall is currently the main vaccination clinic in Fort St. John. It’s open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, from 9 a.m .to 4 p.m, and Wednesdays, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Mobile clinics are available at the Women’s Resource Centre, and Pomeroy Sport Centre on Thursday, and Northern Lights College is hosting a clinic on Friday.

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