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Northeast B.C. COVID-19 cases see large spike, slight increase in northern interior

Northwestern region also remains high
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The latest Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Health Service Delivery of Case Residence from March 24-30, 2021.

After weeks of COVID-19 case numbers lowering throughout northern B.C., they appear to be on the rise once again. 

Northern Health is seeing concerning spikes in multiple locations as the province continues to see infections increase in a struggle to contain transmission.

The latest Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Health Service Delivery of Case Residence data shows, from March 24-30, 2021, the northern interior, which includes Prince George, recorded 59 cases. 

The new numbers were released today (April 2) by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).

Northeast B.C. saw a large increase late last month, tallying 140 infections while the northwest region saw 154. 

Since the pandemic reached the province in January 2020, northwest B.C. has seen the highest amount of cases to date with 2,469.

The northern interior has recorded 2,102 and the northeast has tallied 1,427. 

As of this publication, the combined total for the Northern Health authority is 6,043 infections since March 14, 2020, currently with 297 listed as active. 

There are 30 people in hospital across the region, 13 of whom are admitted in critical care or ICU. 

The BCCDC says a total of 124 lives have been lost in the north from the virus.