Northeast B.C. reported 17 COVID-19 cases between March 27th to April 2nd, according to recent BC Centre for Disease Control data.

There were six cases reported in the North Peace, 10 in the South Peace, and one in Fort Nelson.

In the Northern Health region, there are 16 people in hospital, with three of them are in critical care. In total, there have been 330 reported deaths in the north.

According to the BCCDC, 7,168 cases have been reported in the northeast since the beginning of the pandemic, with 3,785 in the North Peace, 2,932 in the South Peace, and 451 in Fort Nelson.

As of April 6th, 17,740 Fort St. John residents are fully vaccinated, which is 79 per cent of the population. Only 6,983 residents have received their booster dose.

In Dawson Creek, 9,675, or 71.6 per cent, are fully vaccinated, while 4,375 people have received a third dose.

In rural areas of the North Peace, 4,707 residents are fully vaccinated, while 1,846 people have received their booster.

In rural areas of the South Peace, 3,352 residents have received two doses, while 1,428 have received a third dose.