[This story originally appeared on The North Coast Review, a blog based in Prince Rupert that contains “items of interest to those living on the North Coast of BC.”]
Prince Rupert continues to sit just one mark away from a return to zero COVID cases, with today’s BC CDC weekly review noting just one case for the city for the period of May 2-8. The results are a continuation of the remarkable turnaround of the COVID situation since the mass vaccination program began in mid March. To put that in perspective, two months ago, the city was atop the regional case count with 117 positive cases reported to the BC CDC.
There was impressive pandemic news for most communities west of Prince George, with all boasting case counts in the single digits.
Across the remainder of the Northwest, the cases reported from May 2- May 8 were as follows.
Nechako — 6
Kitimat — 3
Terrace — 3
Smithers — 3
Upper Skeena — 2
Burns Lake — 1
The Central Coast, Bella Coola Valley, Snow Country-Stikine-Telegraph, Nass and Haida Gwaii regions all once again have reported no cases this week from the data review.
However, the pandemic is not over in BC. The total number of new cases for the province rose slightly to 600 new cases on Wednesday, the majority of them recorded in the Fraser Health Region.