Only one new case of COVID-19 was reported in the north over the weekend, and the number of active cases in the region dropped to 34, according to data released by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control on Monday.
However, the pandemic has claimed another life in northern B.C. The death in the Northern Health region was one of three COVID-related deaths reported on Monday, bringing the province’s death toll from the pandemic to 1,759, including 157 cases in the north.
Two people in Northern Health were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Monday, both in critical care.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 7,802 cases of COVID-19 in Northern Health, of which 7,611 people have recovered.
The BCCDC reported 8 cases in northeast B.C. from June 20 to 26, including 8 in Peace River North, 0 in Peace River South, and 0 in Fort Nelson.
Adult immunization rates in the North Peace are at 53%; at 53% in the South Peace; and at 56% in Fort Nelson.
Senior rates (50+) in the North Peace are at 68%; at 68% in the South Peace; and 69% in Fort Nelson.
Throughout the province, nearly 5.29 million doses of vaccine have been administered, including 242,479 in Northern Health
Across the province, the BCCDC reported 87 new cases of COVID-19 from over the weekend, for a total of 147,790 cases in the province:
There are currently 652 actives cases in the province, and 145,362 people who tested positive have recovered.
Of the active cases, there are 85 individuals currently in hospital and 22 in intensive care.