There were 20 new COVID-19 cases in the Terrace local health area (LHA) between Mar. 21 and Mar. 27, according to the latest data published by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). That is nine fewer cases than the previous week.
The Terrace (LHA), which includes Kitselas, Thornhill, and Kitsumkalum, had an average daily rate of 10.1 to 15 cases per 100,000 people.
There were seven new cases in the Nass Valley. 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.
In the Prince Rupert LHA there were 80 new cases, five on Haida Gwaii, and 13 in the Kitimat LHA. Prince Rupert, Nisga’a and Upper Skeena LHA’s all have an average daily rate of greater than 20 cases per 100,000 people.
The BCCDC listed a COVID-19 exposure for Air Canada flight 8239 from Terrace to Vancouver on Mar. 22, affecting rows 4-10.
All Indigenous adults are eligible to book an appointment at Terrace’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic. As of April 1, the clinic is booking non-Indigenous seniors born in or before 1948. For the latest information on booking a vaccine appointment, visit Northern Health’s website.
Northern Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital’s patient care unit on Mar. 29. Four patients have tested positive for the virus. Northern Health is limiting the movement of patents and staff between areas in the hospital and has increased the frequency of cleaning and monitoring symptoms.