Terrace continues to have a high rate of COVID-19 infections per 100,000 people, according to this map which shows data from Jan. 17 to Jan. 23. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Terrace continues to have a high rate of COVID-19 infections per 100,000 people, according to this map which shows data from Jan. 17 to Jan. 23. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

59 new COVID-19 cases in Terrace area

Area continues to have a high rate of infections per 100,000 people

There were 59 new COVID-19 cases in the Terrace area between Jan. 17 and Jan. 23, according to the latest data published by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).

The Terrace area, which includes Kitselas, Thornhill, and Kitsumkalum, continues to have one of the highest average daily rates per 100,000 people out of any jursidiction in B.C.

The Nass Valley also has a high rate per 100,000 people, with 9 new cases between Jan. 17 and Jan. 23. Those BCCDC figures for the Nass Valley may not match numbers self-reported by the Nisga’a Valley Health Authority (NVHA), due to differences in how the two organizations track cases.

There were two more exposure notices posted for Terrace schools recently.

An exposure at Uplands Elementary School occurred Jan. 19 to Jan. 21, and an exposure at Centennial Christian School took place on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21, according to Northern Health’s list of public exposures and outbreaks.

There have been numerous COVID-19 exposure notices for Terrace schools issued by Northern Health since Nov. 2020, and nearly all Terrace schools have had at least one exposure notice.

There was also an exposure notice issued for a flight from Terrace to Vancouver on Jan. 22. Rows 8 – 14 of Air Canada flight number 8245, according to the BCCDC’s list of flight exposures.

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